Friday, January 16, 2009

No roquefort in U.S? Let them eat junk, French say!!!

We'll keep our fine cheeses and you can keep your hormone-treated beef, was the broad sentiment in France on Friday after the outgoing Bush administration tripled import duties on roquefort to 300 percent.

The soft, blue and pungent cheese is just one of a list of European products hit by U.S. measures meant to pressure the EU to drop a ban on U.S. beef treated with growth hormones.

Roquefort, made from sheep's milk in southern France according to a tradition stretching back 1,000 years, epitomises France's gastronomic heritage. The U.S. move, part of a long-running trade row, was received like a slap in the face. More...

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