Keyword: shortage

French butter crisis raises a laugh

While France's agriculture minister attempted to reassure the public that depleting butter stocks and rising pastry prices, caused by lower milk production and increased demand, could soon be ended by retaileers and suppliers agreeing to a price readjustment, one man from butter-producing heartland Brittany has put his buttered baguette up for auction online.

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Butter shortage threatens popular French breakfast pastry

France's legendary croissant, brioche and other pastries most traditionally eaten as a breakfast treat are under threat of a shortage of butter, the price of which has more than doubled in a year.