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French farmers destroy Spanish fruit in trade dispute

Given the famine in Africa, destroying fresh food like this seems . . . tone deaf. There must be something else they could do with it.

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Members of the French regional farmers union (FDSEA) destroy crates of Spanish-grown fruit which are transported for sale in France at the Lancon de Provence toll plaza August 11. Some one hundred angry French farmers emptied the contents of four lorries carrying fruit grown in Spain for a lower cost and which competes unfavorably with French grown fruit.

Philippe Laurenson / Reuters

A Spanish lorry driver reacts as he stands near crates of fruit destroyed by members of the French regional farmers union (FDSEA) at the Lancon de Provence toll plaza in southern France August 11. Some one hundred angry French farmers emptied the contents of four lorries carrying fruit grown in Spain at a lower cost and which competes unfavorably with French grown fruit.