THIS WEEK IN 1974: Farmers protest to public about foodÂ Â
Hampshire farmers visitedÂ supermarkets and flocked toÂ high streets to explain to shoppers why they could notÂ continue producing food withoutÂ losing money.
This was their contribution to a European campaign calling for a better deal for farmers and protection of food supplies.Â
Fifty-thousand '˜your food is at risk' leaflets were distributed in shops and streets telling people of the rocketing costs of feed and falling prices of animals.Â
A number of leaflets were signed and sent to parliament.Â