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November 22, 2011

 

EU's agricultural budget threatens developing world

 

 

The EU is spending EUR60 billion (US$80.95 billion) annually or 40% of its budget on agricultural subsidies, which is meant to secure the food supply of the locals, but has a negative effect on the developing world.

 

Gradually they became bottom-shelf goods. The one-time delicacies of the chicken stomach, liver and heart made their way further and further down the refrigerated section of the grocery store. Sometimes they disappeared all together.

 

At eye level now are piles of chicken breast in their shrink-wrapped Styrofoam trays. Just 20 years ago, up to 70% of whole chickens were sold in stores. Now Germany buys up to 80% of their chicken in parts - above all the breast.

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