09 July 1999
Farmers halt veggie minister boycott

THE Farmers Union of Wales has called off its boycott talks with the vegetarian Welsh farming minister Christine Gwyther.

Ms Gwyther, the agricultural secretary of the Welsh assembly, maintained her personal preferences would not interfere with her professional responsibilities.

The union has claimed that a vegetarian could not represent the beef industry effectively.

  • The Guardian 09/07/99 page 8 (In Brief)