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Marc Fesneau denounces the “lack of patriotism” of mass distribution

Innovation & Technology
Published Feb 23, 2024

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French Minister Marc Fesneau has criticized large French companies and multinationals for their lack of support towards French agriculture. During a farm visit in Mahalon, he expressed disappointment in these companies for not identifying as French and neglecting their responsibilities. Fesneau also referenced the Egalim bill, designed to prevent farmers from being underpaid for their produce, and expressed concern over attempts to bypass it.
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“Large distribution is French companies. So either they are French, or they are stateless multinationals. But, finally, they have responsibilities to take before us,” declared Marc Fesneau, during a visit to a farm in Mahalon, on Cap Sizun (Finistère). “Everyone must take their part (...) They do not consider that they are French, it is a lack of patriotism. I regret that,” continued the minister. “When you are French, you defend France. When you defend France, you defend French agriculture,” he insisted. “It's still people who went all the way to explain to us in the fall that the right price was the low price and that, if they couldn't find French products, they would go to the stranger. It should not be surprising that this raises some questions in the agricultural world,” also noted Marc Fesneau, saying he hopes that mass distribution groups “do not turn away from an objective of sovereignty.” “I hope they are interested to know that we have agriculture in France. They have ...
Source: TerreNet
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