31 Oct '17, 2pm

France struggles with lack of butter

France struggles with lack of butter

But as the BBC explains, the butter is there; it's just not accessible to the French. France is facing its worst butter shortage (of sorts) since the Second World War. For the French people, who take their butter very seriously and eat a record-breaking 18 pounds per capita annually (three times what is eaten in the U.S.), this is a matter for great concern. Bakers, pastry-makers, food suppliers, farmers, and shoppers have been warned of an impending shortage for months, but the issue has become hotly contentious of late, now that supermarket fridges are failing to be restocked. A #beurregate hashtag has popped up on Twitter and a mock film about butter scarcity in Brittany, complete with robbers stealing at gunpoint and illegal churning taking place in motorhomes, has been posted online. Some grocers are leaving notes taped to the fridge doors, apologizing for the lack of...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/economics/france-struggles-lac...

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