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August 05, 2014
Consumers buy milk from a vending machine in Larissa town, central Greece June 26, 2014. Grassroots movements...
LARISSA, Greece
Consumers buy milk from a vending machine in Larissa town, central Greece
Consumers buy milk from a vending machine in Larissa town, central Greece June 26, 2014. Grassroots movements to cut out middlemen have been on the increase since Greece's debt crisis exposed the country's bureaucratic system which stifles innovation and encourages corruption. One of the most successful is based in Larissa, where the town's new vending machines, have, on a small scale, solved a problem Greece's leaders and their international backers have tried and failed to tackle. They dispense milk, supporting farmers while undercutting prices that have defied economic logic to remain some of the highest in the European Union. Greeks, whose average incomes fell by 30 percent since the crisis hit in late 2009, have been flooding in - bringing their own bottles or buying plastic or glass ones from the machines. The dairy cooperative behind the initiative, ThesGala or "Want Milk?", has expanded to 14 vending machine outlets in Larissa and plans to double the network in and around the central city over the next year. Picture taken June 26, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: FOOD SOCIETY BUSINESS)
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