Angry French farmers dump millions of litres of milk by Mont Saint-Michel

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Angry French farmers dumped millions of litres of fresh milk next to one of France's most famous tourist sites on Friday to denounce the slumping cost of milk and an EU plan to end production quotas, which could further drive prices down.

The Medieval island monastery is one of the most visited sites in France and is next to the Normandy and Brittany regions, which are both big milk producers.

While the European Union strongly subsidises agriculture, milk farmers' groups say world prices have sunk so much they are having to sell their milk at about 20 euro cents per litre -or about half its production costs.

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