The meat industry asks for explanations to Sánchez for the Speed Garzón Declarations

The Minister of Consumer, Alberto Garzón, has once again resolved one of the main economic sectors of the country with its controversial statements to the Briti

The meat industry asks for explanations to Sánchez for the Speed Garzón Declarations

The Minister of Consumer, Alberto Garzón, has once again resolved one of the main economic sectors of the country with its controversial statements to the British newspaper The Guardian on "the poor quality" of the meat exporting Spain. The meat industry, the entrepreneurs of the food sector and the employers of the entrepreneurs have harshly criticized the words of him, who have tilted bass, irresponsible and spertered.

The main meat associations (including ASICI, the interprofessional of the Iberian pork, or Provacuno, that of beef) have sent a letter to President Pedro Sánchez in which they ask for explanations for the "sides' declarations" of Garzón.

"It is not the first time that from this ministry, demonstrations are made from rigor and based on inaccurate or partial data," says the letter sent to Sánchez by the six main meat associations.

In the interview with The Guardian, the Minister criticized the megagranjas in Spain and said that these "pollute the earth, the water and then export this low quality meat from these battered animals."

"They are unfair reviews that will be used by our competitors and who can affect the trajectory of internationalization of the Carrna sector," says Miguel Huerta, general secretary of the National Association of Industries of Spain (ANIT).

The meat industry, which is composed of almost 3,000 companies located mostly in rural areas, is the first employer of the entire food industry. They export worth 8,680 million euros. Spain is, in fact, the second global exporter of meat. Spain is ahead of the United States in strategic markets such as Chinese, for example.

Until the Empresarial Employer CEOE has expressed its support for employers and has indicated that "it is an unacceptable words that damage the economy and reputation of a sector." FIAB, the Federation of Food and Beverage Industries, has sent cards to the Ministries of Agriculture and Food and Industry, Trade and Tourism to request explanations and support the affected sector.

It is not the first time that Garzón lashes against a vital sector for our economy. He did it a year ago with the tourist, by pointing out that it was "a precarious, seasonal sector with little added value". Already then the Garzón resignation was requested.

The sector believes that "it is a case of extraordinary severity, as it is a member of the Government who points out in a foreign medium to a Spanish sector as responsible for bad praxis and even accusing it of alleged irregularities," indicate the interprofessionals in its missive to Sánchez .

They criticize that the interview "links equivocally to the sector with the climate crisis, ignoring the efforts of the chain", and denounce that livestock production of meat represents only 7.8% of the total emissions of our country.

His "serious and absurd" statements, say, "Rozan the spercussion when the minister associates a lobby, the criticisms he has received" and qualifies them as "a persecution of men who would see his masculinity affected because he did not eat a good roast" , points out the letter of interprofessionals.

"It is not difficult to imagine that of the 130 countries who export the Spanish meat sector some read that our exports lack the control certifications to which we are obliged by Community rule," says Anice's president.

Updated Date: 05 January 2022, 21:56

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