French Truffles Fast Losing Popularity Due to Entry of Chinese Truffles

French Truffles Fast Losing Popularity Due to Entry of Chinese Truffles

Just few days are left to celebrate Christmas. However, in between a tragic incident has taken place in France regarding truffle theft issues. Drome, a truffle grower in Southern France, has shot dead a middle aged stranger who has been suspected to steal black truffles from his land.

Truffle is very precious agricultural product in France. It is used to prepare delicious dishes and ice cream. The fact is that this stranger was seen roaming on the contour of the privately owned stretch of farm land which is in possession of Drome.

The farmer monitored his movements which seemed to be suspicious and point of ill intention.

Under suspicion, he directly backfired bullets directing the hunting gunpoint at the stranger. He was severely wounded and eventually he succumbed to injuries in local hospital.

Black truffles are popular in France. However, there is another threat which seems to disturb the peasants’ community. China grows truffles at cheap cost. Therefore they are able to export this vital agricultural product to France. For this reason, the French market is facing downtime in getting revenues by selling dark truffles.


FrenchTribune Specials

IPCC’s Projected Sea Level Rise may already be outdated, says NASA

As per NASA, the projections made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on a rise in global sea levels of 1 to 3 feet have already become a thing of past. Experts said that humans are locked into at least 3 feet of sea level rise and even more is also possible.

Steven Nerem of the University of Colorado said that most of the...

Most Popular

Air Pollution Causes an Estimated 1.6 Million Deaths in China Every Year

A recent study published in Nature Geoscience revealed...

A Baby Planet has been discovered in another Solar System

According to reports, astronomers have captured an image...

Nasa's Curiosity rover takes a 360 degree selfie on MARS

The Curiosity rover, sent by American space agency NASA...

Rare dinosaur footprints found in Lower Saxony in Germany

A team of scientists from Germany have found a long...

Poll

Can Greece Come out of Economic Problems: