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03 Oct
1952: Tea rationing to end

04 Jul
1954: Housewives celebrate end of rationing

01 Dec
1965: Sweeping changes to British farming

18 Nov
1967: Moves to curb spread of foot-and-mouth

21 Nov
1967: Foot-and-mouth slaughter rate soars

21 Jun
1968: Egg board 'should be scrapped'

20 May
1973: Royal Navy moves to protect trawlers

07 Jan
1976: Iceland and Britain clash at sea

19 Jul
1976: Fight for fishing rights in Europe

25 May
1979: Price of milk shoots up

23 Mar
1981: New measures to contain farm disease

06 Jan
1983: Danes raid British fishing grounds

03 Dec
1988: Egg industry fury over salmonella claim

30 May
1990: France bans British beef imports

07 Jun
1990: Three countries lift beef export ban

29 Sep
1997: Scientists confirm brain diseases link

22 Dec
1997: BSE inquiry to be 'far-reaching'

11 Jun
1998: UN warns of famine in Sudan

12 Feb
1999: Scientists highlight hazards of GM food

30 Nov
1999: T-bone steaks on sale by Christmas

27 May
2000: GM blunder leaves farmers in uproar

17 Jul
2000: Tesco bows to imperial pressure

26 Oct
2000: Ministers 'misled' public on BSE

19 Feb
2001: Foot-and-mouth scare at UK abbatoir

21 Feb
2001: Ban follows foot-and-mouth outbreak

11 Mar
2001: Big rise in new cases of foot-and-mouth

05 May
2001: Sun shines on foot-and-mouth crisis

07 May
2001: Healthy cattle to die to save Exmoor

14 May
2001: Scientists warn of more CJD cases

19 Oct
2001: Inquiries into BSE brain blunder

16 Dec
2001: Thousands rally for Scots countryside

14 Jan
2002: UK declared free of foot-and-mouth


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