Milk Demonstration in Bern

SWITZERLAND - More than 100 milk producers gathered on 12 July to demonstrate against the inaction of the branch organisation milk (BO Milk) regarding the dairy market situation.
calendar icon 14 July 2010
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In order to point out their discontent, producers filled up a swimming pool with milk and they put figurines of representatives of the branch organisation to symbolise that they "are swimming in overproduction" according to Nicolas Bezençon, coordinator of Uniterre, swiss EMB member.

Representatives of Union Sud des Paysans and a representative of the branch organisation were there for the occasion. Thus the union Uniterre explained in front of these representatives its will to modify in deep the current rules in the BO Milk.

The Swiss farmers union demands the general applicability of the BO Milk decisions to all dairy farmers to be accepted by the branch organisation.

While farmers of the EU were demonstrating in Brussels criticising the High Level Group propositions, in Switzerland dairy farmers expressed their anger about the ideal for the future liberal European dairy policy.

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