‘The French Are Very Bad at Picking Asparagus.’ Virus Imperils European Farming.

“It’s rather taxing,” reported Ms. Goursat, who spends 50 % her working day bending around to meticulously pick the asparagus without snapping off their slender shoots.

Ms. Goursat is a soldier in France’s “great agricultural military,” 1000’s of locally recruited personnel who are deploying to the country’s fields immediately after the coronavirus pandemic disrupted the movement of seasonal laborers.

Covid-19 is tearing at the European Union’s binding concepts, boosting inquiries about the viability of an economic technique created on borderless migration and a solitary market that matches labor offer with demand from customers. Nowhere is that extra obvious than in

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