A group of French farmers protesting against falling egg prices has vowed to break 100,000 eggs every day for the rest of the week, saying current prices do not make up for rising production costs or new investments required by EU law.
The nebulous farmers' collective, which communicates through an unnamed spokesman, broke its second batch of 100,000 eggs outside a Brittany tax office late on Wednesday.
The farmers went to the town of Carhaix in France's northwest and hurled pallets full of eggs from a truck onto the road.
The previous night, they destroyed their first 100,000 eggs in the neighbouring Côtes d'Armor department near a supermarket.
Poultry farmers in France have for several months complained of rock-bottom egg prices due to overproduction – a problem that also affects other countries in the European Union.
They say current prices do not make up for a rise in production costs or investments they had to make as part of an EU directive that came into force in January 2012 to protect the well-being of laying hens.Interesting that it took six paragraphs to get to the root of the problem.