After seven years of investigation and three hundred interviews with farmers, union or cooperative leaders and agri-food employees throughout Brittany, Nicolas Legendre sounds the alarm. The race for gigantism of farms is merciless. Author of several books and documentaries, the journalist publishes Silence dans les champs, published by Éditions Arthaud.
THE FIGARO. - Is the agricultural world, especially Breton, as ruthless as the one you describe in your book?
Nicolas LEGENDRE. - The balance of power in the agricultural world is, very often, at knife point. Many protagonists - farmers, agri-food unionists or environmental activists - told me that they had suffered reprisals after opposing the dominant agricultural model, based on productivism. This is undoubtedly exacerbated in Brittany, where the agro-industrial system is strong, because very well organized, constitutive of a "social order" that encompasses ...
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