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A vending machine is selling oysters in France

€34

Farmers in France are selling oysters through a vending machine for between €15 ($18) and €34 ($40).

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The vending machine is located on the Île de Ré, an island off of the west coast of France. It is refrigerated and the farmers change the products daily.

A worker prepares oysters for the automatic oyster vending machine at l'huitriere de Re in Ars en Re on the Re Island, Southwestern France

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€34

While European farmers used to keep roadside stalls to sell things like eggs or milk, many are now adopting vending machines.

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For the French oyster farmers on Île de Ré, the machine means more money, as it keeps selling even when the store is closed.

Automatic oyster vending machine is pictured at L'Huitriere de Re, in Ars en Re on the Re Island, Southwestern France

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