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Italy Cracks Down on Beach Vendors

Beach vendors in Italy caught selling fake products face a fine up to $17,000.

Beach vendors in Italy caught selling fake products face a fine up to $17,000. Giada Zampano is a Rome-based correspondent for Politico Europe, and tells us what's behind the move. Also in the programme, a shortage of carbon dioxide across Europe is posing headaches for meat processors and drinks makers. John Raquet is chief executive of the industry publication Gas World, and explains why the gas is in short supply. We have a report from Indonesia where a timber plantation is threatening a peat swamp forest, home to one of the largest populations of critically endangered orangutans. Plus, for the first time, US authorities have approved a medical drug derived from marijuana, which treats epilepsy. George McBride is a consultant to the cannabis industry, and discusses the benefits of the medicine.

(Picture: A vendor walks down a beach in Italy. Picture credit: Getty Images.)

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