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15/08/2013

Duration:
13 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 15 August 2013

French farmers have held talks with officials in Brittany, in an attempt to resolve a dispute over egg prices. They've already smashed hundreds of thousands of their own eggs on the streets of Brittany. The agricultural correspondent of Le Figaro newspaper explains what the farmers are hoping to achieve, and David Handley from Farmers for Action here in the UK discusses the rise of direct action in the politics of farming.

It's peak harvest time now, with farmers up and down the country working every hour they can, and hoping the rain will hold off for long enough to get the crops in. Anna Jones visits Lower Hope farm in Herefordshire where a workforce of 240 are busy harvesting millions of cherries.

Researchers at the University of East Anglia think they've come up with a strategy that could help stop infectious diseases like avian flu and swine flu before they take hold. UEA's Kelly Edmunds explains how it would work.

Presenter: Caz Graham
Producer: Toby Field.

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