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At the time of the coronavirus, eating local has the wind in its sails


In France or Italy, calls to prefer local products are increasing. European media Politico addresses this food patriotism, which makes it possible to circumvent the closing of borders while supporting farmers.

How is European solidarity doing in the face of the biggest health crisis in recent decades? “Borders have closed, governments are reluctant to export medical supplies, and northern countries have rejected the idea of ​​a pan-European debt instrument called” corona bonds “”, observes with a touch of irony the Brussels information site Politico, which devotes an article to another aspect of this general trend of “every man for himself”.

“The countries of the European Union are returning to a familiar mantra in these times of crisis: buy local!” notes the media, which lists several statements by politicians revealing a tendency to promote economic patriotism. Especially in food.

The site specializing in European questions begins by citing the case of



Launched on April 21, 2015 with the stated aim of “shake” journalistic coverage of the European Union, Politico is above all the extension of the American site created by two important signatures of the Washington Post, John


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