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Huge amounts of French Fries due to Corona -

potato farmers in a tight spot

A documentary by Florian Schneider
A production of RBB

TV Premiere: 4th of september 2020, 19.40, ARTE

Festivals like Berlin's Lollapalooza are cancelled, Hertha and Union play in front of empty stands - the cancellation of major events in times of Corona does not only hit music lovers and soccer fans hard. All this also has severe consequences for the farmers: With the cancellation of major events and restaurants on the back burner in times of Corona, the most important sales markets for French fries simply disappear. As a result, two million tons of potatoes for the production of French fries no longer find buyers. Potato farmers and French fries factories are facing ruin and with them an entire industry. Millions of tons of elaborately produced food threaten to end up in the trash. In addition, the continuing drought is endangering the new harvest.

Realisation: Karin de Miguel Wessendorf

Camera: Christian Albrecht, Frank Kranstedt, Markus Müller, Roland Possler

Editor: Bastian Bischoff

Commissioning Editor: Carolin Mayer

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