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Underpaid German farmers fed up with 'hard discount' logic

German farmers from the Brandenburg region take part in a demonstration: they're pushing for fair prices in a country dominated by "hard discount" food retailers.
German farmers from the Brandenburg region take part in a demonstration: they're pushing for fair prices in a country dominated by "hard discount" food retailers. © FRANCE 24

Chicken legs and pork chops for a few dozen cents: welcome to Germany, where the prices of milk and meat are hard to beat. Germans are among the Europeans who spend the least on their food, thanks to discounters who dominate the market and who also put enormous pressure on food producers. But German farmers are having a hard time getting by and consumers are not always getting quality food. The system has reached a breaking point and has pushed farmers to take to the streets. Our correspondents report.

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A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett.

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