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PeteC wrote: Sat Aug 26, 2023 1:50 pm France to spend €200m destroying wine as demand falls

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-66623636

The French government is allocating €200m (£171.6m) to destroy surplus wine and support producers.

It comes amid a cocktail of problems for the industry, including a falling demand for wine as more people drink craft beer.

Overproduction and the cost of living crisis are also hitting the industry.

Most of the €200m will be used to buy excess stock, with the alcohol sold for use in items such as hand sanitiser, cleaning products and perfume.

In a bid to cut back on the overproduction, money will also be available for winegrowers to change to other products, such as olives........
In relation to the above post/article in "Wine - Feeding Time". NO, I don't think olives will be a practical substitute as every country in Europe continues to be decimated by this olive tree killing bacteria. It's gotten progressively worse since these initial articles from 3-5 years ago. Google "Olive tree deaths in the EU" and there are many more articles. Events like this along with banana, coffee and so many other bacterial diseases are natural disasters more serious than any volcano et al. :(

Deadly olive tree disease across Europe 'could cost billions'

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-52234561
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Almost too much on this to post. Follow the links and you'll find most of it. :(

Death toll in Japan earthquake hits 48 as rescuers search rubble

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-asia-67856144 (Many photos and video)
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Well, this is something that has already made many homeless and the destruction caused so far and the magnitude of "Hurricane Beryl" is unprecedented so early in the year. Numerous reports on the Web, but areas have been hit hard...Barbados, Saint Lucia, Grenada, Tobago included and areas of Mexico now under warnings.

Incredible how quickly this has developed and the power it has reached. Live Tracker @ link: - https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/ ... cane-beryl
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