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FOOC: 11 Aug 12. A Return to the Countryside

August 11th, 2012

Episode 264 of 867 episodes

Chris Stewart is in Spain where some young people, unable to find employment in the cities in these austere times, are returning to work in the countryside. The agricultural sector's been holding up reasonably well as parts of the US economy take a hammering. But Paul Adams has been finding out that in the corn fields of Nebraska, drought is the main threat. Kate McGeown in the Philippines has been learning that the government in Manila is trying to bring home Filipina domestic workers caught up in the civil war in Syria. Peter Biles has been to the First World War battlefields of Gallipoli. His grandfather was killed there as Allied forces engaged in deadly trench warfare against Turkish troops. And Joanna Robertson explains why they say August in Paris is like a month of Sundays!

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