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Come on US #Farmers....let's bring it in 2012! #Rights #Protest #RealFood #Farm

Come on US #Farmers....let's bring it in 2012! #Rights #Protest #RealFood #Farm

in Paris this weekend encountered something other than the usual chic cafes and luxury shops: cows, sheep, pigs, grass, and farmers selling their wares. The two-day takeover of the famous street, whose name mean "Elysian Fields" in French, was carried out overnight in order to raise awareness about the country's agricultural sector and the problems its farmers face."It's about re-establishing contact with the public about what our profession is and what they want from it," said William Villeneuve, president of the Jeunes Agriculteurs (French Young Farmers), which organized the $5.3 million event. "Do they want the cheapest products in the world or do they want products that pay producers?"

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