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Latest update : 2013-04-05

A closer look at scandal-rocked Spanghero

Can Spanghero win back the confidence of its consumers? We take a closer look at the company accused of knowingly selling horsemeat labelled as beef. Next, will Nicolas Sarkozy run for president again in 2017? The bets are on after his former foreign minister and close friend Alain Juppé said he is mulling it over. Finally, we look at fathers' rights in France, after a 42-year-old spent four days on a crane in protest at losing custody of his son.

By Joanna COCKERELL , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Claire PRYDE

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2017-02-17 organic

Organic farming in France: Green is the new black

This week, we explore France's organic food industry. French agriculture may be in trouble, but the organic sector is booming. Faced with a number of health scandals and fears...

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2017-02-09 France

Outsourcing industry: Should it be 'France first'?

Whether it's cars, textiles, food processing or nuclear technology, French products and know-how are known the world over. Supporting national industry is something many French...

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2017-01-27 museums

How France uses its cultural assets as a diplomatic and political tool

On the Pompidou Centre's 40th birthday we look at how France uses its cultural assets as a political tool. French presidents, and before them France's kings, have used art to...

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2017-01-20 France

French education: Reinventing the idea of school

This week, we're looking at the French education system. But instead of focusing on traditional approaches, we've decided to find out more about what's new to both teaching and...

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2017-01-13 gastronomy

French gastronomy: How cooking can break down barriers

This week, we explore the social wonders of cooking. Good food is good for the body, and making it can be good for the soul. Cuisine can connect generations, break down barriers,...

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