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The Ire of Breton Vegetable Producers

24 September, 2014: Protesting cultivators bring cauliflowers in front of the Prefecture of Saint-Brieux, Brittany, France (Fred Tanneau/AFP/Getty Images)
24 September, 2014: Protesting cultivators bring cauliflowers in front of the Prefecture of Saint-Brieux, Brittany, France (Fred Tanneau/AFP/Getty Images)

PARIS, France—From 28 to 30 September, the Ministers of Agriculture of the European Union gathered for an informal meeting. Focussing on food security, this meeting...




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