Though France is seeing a surge in environmentalist activism, particularly in Sunday's municipal elections, anti-racism and anti-colonial movements should not be separated from the work, says Malcom Ferdinand, a researcher at the French National Scientific Research Center in Paris.
Dozens of French dentists have taken pictures of themselves naked in their offices and posting the photos online with the hashtag #dentisteapoil — or, dentists in the buff. The dentists aim to show how vulnerable they feel seeing patients without enough protective gear as lockdowns lift.
Some 427 million people in the European Union's 28 member states can vote to elect 751 members of the EU legislature this week, including Britons who had been due to leave the bloc in March. But why EU parliamentary elections matter?
France is wild about Nutella, the hazelnut-flavored chocolate sauce that's perfect at any meal. But to make it requires palm oil, and French legislators have an eye on palm oil with a new tax. It's just the latest in the fat tax movement by governments around the world.
In France, there is a proposed amendment to put a 300 percent tax on palm oil, which is deemed unhealthy. The amendment has been nicknamed the "Nutella tax" because the chocolate-hazelnut spread contains no less than 20 percent palm oil.
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