Monday, May 07, 2007


My latest New Statesmen column is about a protest by some big Camembert producers at the stiff standards they have to meet to qualify for appellation d'origine controlee status. You can hear a Radio 4 Today programme item about the fuss here. I would not recommend it, though, unless you are interested in how news gets distorted in the media. Today makes little effort to explain what is going on, but implies that bureaucrats are stamping down on traditional cheese-making. That is not the story.

The box illustrated here is now a historical item.

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