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French fries mountains through Corona -

potato farmers in a tight spot

A documentary by Florian Schneider
A production of RBB
ARTE Re

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 football 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 garbage. In addition, the continuing drought is endangering the new harvest.
 

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