MAFF minister Joyce Quin this week praised the grocery sector for its "excellent distribution skills" which kept food supplies moving during the fuel blockades. But speaking at the IGD's annual Fellows' Dinner on Wednesday, she revealed she was meeting key food chain groups to consider contingency measures which could be put into operation in the event of future demonstrations. Meanwhile, efforts to convince government ministers about the importance to the economy of a united food chain have paid off in surprising fashion MAFF has joined the IGD. {{NEWS }}