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French milk empire Lactalis caught in media blitz

Protesting farmers accuse company of milking them by paying rock-bottom prices for their dairy

Reeling from a global slump in milk prices, French farmers took to the streets and roped in consumers to support their claims for higher prices.

FRENCH billionaire Emmanuel Besnier gets milk. Transparency and media exposure not so much. Lactalis, the secretive milk empire founded by his grandfather, has been caught in a swirl of bad publicity recently, leaving him grappling for a response.

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