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FEB 27, 2013 - The Guardian

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Horsemeat scandal: farmers 'must not bear cost of tighter regulation'

Farmers say they could be forced out of business if cost of extra red tape falls to themHard-pressed farmers have warned that they could be driven out of business if they are forced to pay for tighter regulation and testing as a result of the horsemeat scandal."Profit margins on beef are wafer thin and not sufficient to bear additional costs," said Charles Sercombe, chairman of the National Farmers Union's (NFU) livestock board, at the union's annual conference in Birmingham.He spoke after Philip Clarke, chief executive of Tesco, told the conference that the UK's biggest supermarket would ... Read More

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