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Butter melts away from French shelves as global demand soars

Global butter prices have almost tripled to 7,000 euros (S$11,106) a tonne, and with French supermarkets unwilling to pay more for the dairy product, producers are taking their wares across the border.


FRANCE'S much-loved croissant au beurre has run up against the forces of global markets.

Finding butter for the breakfast staple has become a challenge across France. Soaring global demand and falling supplies have boosted butter prices, and with French supermarkets unwilling...

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