Few things are as French as croissants.
Customers come early to this bakery in Paris to buy them warm from the oven，most say it’s the butter that makes them so tasty.
So rising butter prices in Europe is worrying bakers in France.
The cost is doubled for us, but we can’t up the prices because the customers won’t understand.
Croissants and pastries are part of daily life here, so if you raise prices,you will lose business.
Global demand for butter is soaring as tastes change, but milk supplies in Europe have decreased,forcing up prices and fueling a shortage.
It’s a culinary catastrophe for the French who eat the most butter in the world.
I’m still managing to find some butter, even if there is not much in the shops.
We love the taste of butter,especially when it’s organic and delicious.
France is suffering shortages because of the rigid rules that govern food supply.
Suppliers and supermarkets decide prices annually in February, so supermarkets are refusing to renegotiate until next year.
Analysts say retailers in other countries like Germany adapt, by paying and charging more.
In other countries in Europe,the price of, when there are strong evolutions of the prices, the prices can negotiate every month or every two months.
So, it is the case,for example,in,in Germany.
Its dairy farms like this one in Normandy that supply the milk used in France’s famously creamy butter.
What most dairy farmers are saying is that they have been forgotten in this crisis, they haven’t seen any benefit from the higher butter prices,
and what most tell us is that they’re still selling their milk at the same price as they did 30 years ago.
Manuel Cavell says farmers are fed up with seeing others in the industry profit.
It is a real concern.We see the butter shortage in the shops,but we farmers are not being paid more.
After some tough years,we need more financial help.
There’s obviously a problem between suppliers and shops,but when will farmers get their share of the pie?
France’s government has called on all sides to end the butter crisis and it has promised to help farmers get better paid for their produce.
Manuel hopes that will mean farmers like him will be able to make a fairer living.