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Contaminated eggs leave many Dutch farmers 'powerless'

Dutch farmers destroying contaminated eggs. Fipronil is commonly used in veterinary products to get rid of fleas, lice and ticks. But it is banned from being used to treat animals destined for human consumption, such as chickens.

Ede, Netherlands

IN the dark and silent shed of a small Dutch poultry farm, 1.8 million eggs closely packed together wait to be destroyed. In the barn, the machine that sorts and packages the eggs has been shut off and its rolling belt is starting to gather dust. In the empty courtyard,...

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