Tuesday June 1, 2010
Part art, part political statement, 800 farmers in France have installed a giant garden on the most famous street in Paris, the Champs-Élysées. There are plants from all over France, as well as livestock: pigs, sheep, cows, and so forth. The piece will be up for two days and is supposed to get Parisians to remember that France supplies most of Europe with agricultural products and to support farmers politically and economically. France is in the midst of an agricultural crisis due, in large part, to rising production costs.