Farming lobby responds to price-fixing claims
They claim the investigation was the government’s way to deflect attention from the real reasons.4 April 2008
MADRID - Spain's agricultural lobby hit back on Thursday, a day after the country's top consumer-protection watchdog accused farmers, food processors and distributors of fixing prices.
In a press conference, Jorge Jordana, the chairman of the Federation of Food and Drinks Industries (FIAB), alleged that the National Competition Commission was being pressured by the government to open the price-fixing investigation and create a "smokescreen" to deflect attention away from the real reasons behind a spike in food prices last year.
[El Pais / Expatica]