• Short Summary

    Following "over-production" and collapse of normal market prices, hundreds of tons of artichokes have been dumped - and sprayed with gas oil to make them uneatable - near St.

  • Description

    Following "over-production" and collapse of normal market prices, hundreds of tons of artichokes have been dumped - and sprayed with gas oil to make them uneatable - near St. Pol de Leon, France.

    The artichoke-growing peasants had a record crop of over 7,000 tons this year, and when prices fell, they took the law into their own hands, occupying the town hall of St. Pol - market town for their produce - and established a minimum price - just under 2d. per pound - to be paid to the producers.

    Artichokes which the dealers would not buy from producers at the set price were carted away to be destroyed. At the height of the dumping recently, 800 tons were made useless in a single day.

    The French Government has now agreed to buy up surplus artichokes and to provide free rail transport to storage depots.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADN5QNBN8DKXI6EEWIO7ES71B9
    Media URN:
    VLVADN5QNBN8DKXI6EEWIO7ES71B9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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