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The protest march begins with greater than 1,500 farmers to the doorway of the port of Algeciras

The mobilization known as this Thursday by the agricultural associations Asaja, COAG, UPA and Cooperativas Agro-Alimentarias to the Port of Algeciras (Cádiz), has begun with greater than 1,500 folks, in keeping with sources from the Local Police, from the agreed assembly level, within the La Menacha Industrial Estate, to stroll to the northern entrance of the Algeciras port behind a banner underneath the motto “For a Living Field”.

In statements to journalists, the overall secretary of COAG in Andalusia, Miguel López, said that “this is the continuation, obviously, of this process of mobilizations that began at the European level.” “The basic and fundamental issue is that the European agricultural sector is in crisis, agricultural policies are expelling us, they are conditioning us, they do not let us work and, in short, we are being burdened with this professional and social model that is the majority in the European Union”.

“We must now put our foot on the wall because what we have at stake is the food of Europe and this is no joke,” added López, who said that “if we begin to depend exclusively on imports there could be a food crisis.” in Europe”.

Likewise, he has criticized that “products that are prohibited in the European Union are being used and there are many of these products that come with waste.” “This is passing into the food chain and is being consumed,” stated the COAG secretary, who added that “the latest thing that has just reached us is a virus with strawberries, precisely from Morocco” which, he assures, has affected folks in Seville.

In this sense, he has criticized that “what Europe is doing is loading [a los agricultores] bureaucratically, so that we cannot respond, [y pasemos] “more time looking at papers than really where we have to be, which is working in the field.” (EP)