Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Angry farmers spray milk on riot police

Via Ryan


Thousands of dairy farmers on Monday protested low prices for their product, choking traffic in the Belgian capital with their tractors and spraying European Union headquarters and police with milk. One group started a fire in the street, but despite some pushing and shoving with police, there was no major violence. Farmers from several EU nations are demanding higher prices for milk, which currently is often being sold at below production costs, threatening the survival of their farms.

7 comments:

  1. If the governments would stop trying to subsidize and regulate everything the free markets would provide a fair price. They have made it impossible for small farmers to make a living and as a result we have unhealthy mass-produced food.
    Grow your own ain't a bad way to live.

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    1. If the governments would stop trying to subsidize and regulate everything the free markets would provide a fair price.

      What a novel thought......:)

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  2. Socialist rioting for more government intervention.
    "Your not socialist enough!"

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    1. As SFMedic stated, let the market set the price and all will work out.

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