Polish farmers call for more local produce in shops

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Food safety police of Italy's NAS, which is responsible for enforcing food safety, are probing the suspected use of fipronil in raising crops for animal feed.

Polish farmers have taken to the streets of the capital Warsaw to demand guarantees that fifty percent of products sold in local supermarkets are produced domestically.

They have also insisted that all products display the flag denoting their country of origin, local media reports.

The farmers staged a rally at the famous capital’s Zawiszy Square before moving onto the Dmowski Roundabout.

This is not the first protest on the issue. Back in February, farmers from across the country marched on the presidential palace in Warsaw, calling for curbs on foreign food imports.

Then in March, farmer burned tyres in a protest dubbed “hooliganism” by the Interior Minister Joachim Brudziński.

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