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The 'McItaly' burger row

Italy has got its teeth stuck into an almighty row over a burger. It's the new McDonald's burger called the McItaly.

Some food critics have described it as a betrayal of Italy's culinary traditions, as it's being promoted by the government as the new face of Italian cooking.

But the agriculture minister, who has endorsed the burger, says they are 'ignorant Stalinists' who should be proud of this food made from all-Italian ingredients.

Duncan Kennedy reports from Rome.

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