Gloved hand on top of large bags of potatoes in Greece.
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Greece's 'potato revolution' skips middleman to help poor

As Greece sinks deeper into recession, a new initiative has sprung up to save money.

The aim is to sell basic products - in this case, potatoes - directly from the producer to the consumer, cutting out the wholesalers so as to reduce the price.

It started in northern Greece and has now spread to Athens where thousands are benefiting.

The BBC's Mark Lowen reports from Greece

  • 15 Mar 2012
  • From the section Europe
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