July 26, 2020

Ukraine’s snail farmers fear collapse over EU lockdowns

Voynivka (Ukraine) (AFP) – When the first snail farm in Ukraine opened five years ago, local villagers couldn’t hide their curiosity.Residents of Voynivka south of the capital Kiev would peek over the fence of the old dairy farm where manager Yulia Koretska kept the snails to ask if people really ate them.”They called me the snail mother,” she laughed, surrounded by wooden boxes of snails in a green field under the blazing summer sun. Ex-Soviet Ukraine’s budding snail industry now boasts some 400 farms which have found eager buyers in European countries like Italy and Spain.But sweeping corona…

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