French Farmers Smash Eggs in Fury at Costs
|November 15, 2013||Posted by Staff under Subsidies & Waste & Public Debt|
This 2013 excerpt is from BBC, Aug 8.
French poultry farmers have smashed 100,000 eggs outside a tax office in Brittany in a protest over low prices.
The farmers in north-western France threatened to continue smashing 100,000 eggs daily. They say that equates to 5% of Brittany’s daily egg production.
They want France’s total egg production to be cut by 5% to help raise prices.
The farmers’ costs have risen partly because EU animal welfare rules require bigger cages for hens. The protest took place in Carhaix-Plouguer.
The French farmers say they are now paid 75 euro cents (£0.60; $1) for a kilogram of eggs but their production cost is 95 cents.