Barbados Agriculture Society calls on government to stop importing chicken wings

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The Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) has called on the government to stop importing chicken wings.

Chief Executive Officer James Paul, a former legislator, made the call claiming a glut is in the offing.

Paul was speaking on the sidelines of a meeting on Saturday with  regional trade ministers.

He noted that due to the increase  in wing imports  local chicken farmers are suffering financially as supermarket shelves stock more imported poultry than locally produced parts.

“What we are finding is that [wings are] being imported in such quantities that it is having a negative impact on the amount of chicken that is being sold locally. We made a survey of a number of supermarkets and what we are finding is that space that…

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