• Short Summary

    THROUGHOUT FRANCE, BUT PARTICULARLY IN BIG CITIES LIKE PARIS, A SERIOUS MILK SHORTAGE IS BEING FELT TODAY.

  • Description

    THROUGHOUT FRANCE, BUT PARTICULARLY IN BIG CITIES LIKE PARIS, A SERIOUS MILK SHORTAGE IS BEING FELT TODAY. AN UNLIMITED NATIONWIDE DAIRYMEN'S STRIKE WHICH BEGAN YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) WILL MEAN THAT BY MONDAY THE WHOLE COUNTRY WILL BE WITHOUT MILK - EXCEPT FOR HOSPITALS, NURSING HOMES AND MATERNITY CLINICS.

    THE NATIONAL FARMERS UNION CALLED FOR THE STRIKE IN PROTEST AGAINST LOW WHOLESALE PRICES FOR MILK WHICH IT SAID WERE THE LOWEST IN ANY COUNTRY OF THE COMMON MARKET. PARIS DRINKS ABOUT 1,200,000 LITRES DAILY, BUT TODAY SUPPLIES WERE ONLY SUFFICIENT FOR ONE CUSTOMER IN THREE. AS A CONSEQUENCE, AUTHORITIES HAVE RELEASED POWDERED AND CONCENTRATED MILK TO MEET THE CRISIS AND INVESTIGATIONS HAVE BEGUN ON THE IMPORTING OF MILK.

    SPEAKING AT CAEN YESTERDAY THE FRENCH AGRICULTURAL MINISTER, M. EDGAR PISANI, APPEALED TO THE FARMERS UNION TO HALT THEIR STRIKE AND ALLOW NEGOTIATIONS TO CONTINUE. HE PROMISED TO DEVOTE ALL HIS ENERGIES TO SEEING THAT SUPPLIES OF MILK TO THE BIG FRENCH CITIES WERE MAINTAINED. BUT MOST OF HIS WORDS WERE NOT HEARD BY THE RIGHT SECTION OF THE COMMUNITY: AGRICULTURAL LEADERS OF THE REGION HAD STAYED AWAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8BM4I1A6196TTBY01OA3EY26L
    Media URN:
    VLVA8BM4I1A6196TTBY01OA3EY26L
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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