Prosecco protesters rise up against ‘ruthless expansion’ of Italian winemakers

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Angela Giuffrida

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Locals say cypress trees have been lost and rivers polluted by pesticides and wastewater from wineries

Fabio Magro was woken up by the excruciating sound of chainsaws early one morning in late July 2019, and when he looked out of his bedroom window, the unthinkable was happening.

It was just a couple of weeks after the hills surrounding his village, Miane, in Italy’s prosecco-producing Treviso province, were declared a Unesco World Heritage site.

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