The National Farmers Union is calling a review of the Canadian Grain Commission long on platitudes and short on analysis.

Vice President Terry Boehm is particularly concerned over a recommendation which would change the mandate of the C.G.C.

He suggests the new mandate would place growers and grain companies on the same plain, and the Commission would no longer protect farmer interests but rather act as an impartial referee.

Boehm is disturbed the private consulting company which compiled the review could imaging farmers wouldn't need extra protection from the giant multi-national grain companies many are dealing with now.

Boehm (baym) stresses the historical mandate of the Commission has been to protect producers from market abuses perpetrated by grain companies.

If its mandate was to change, taking into account the increase in concentration in the industry, those abuses would more than likely return.