Sanctions against Russia, falling Asian demand and the end of EU production quotas have led to a milk glut in Germany. Prices have plunged and the milk on German supermaket shelves is now as cheap as in India
A massive oversupply of powdered milk, coupled with an end to limits on regular EU milk production, has sent the market price plunging in recent years.
Plant products cannot be marketed as "dairy", the European Court of Justice has ruled. The decision is a blow to German company TofuTown, which sells herbal products under the names "Plant Cheese" and "Veggie Cheese."
Fiery protests by farmers in two key Indian states ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party have tossed a simmering agrarian crisis into the spotlight. Murali Krishnan reports.
German agriculture officials have met to discuss ways to help dairy farmers hit by low milk prices. The agriculture minister has promised financial aid, but solutions to the problem remain unclear.
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