The board of the Swiss Mushroom Growers Association (VSP) has criticized the EU politics for supporting the mushroom industry. German discounters in Switzerland are dumping mushrooms on the market for catastrophic prices.
The agricultural politics of the EU and Switzerland create an uneven playing field where Swiss producers are unable to compete. To deal with this situation, the board of the VSP has authorised an investigation. The results will be translated in a plan for the growers. Swiss mushroom production is not protected by customs, like other vegetables, and the Swiss growers have an 80% marketshare in their own country.