Tag Archive: France


Well, 2012 is almost here and it’s set to be the year of the presidential election, as the U.S., Russia, France and South Korea will all go to the polls. With millions yet to make their choice, the question is – what makes a good modern day leader? New York Resident Lori Harfenist gauged opinion on the streets of the Big Apple.

After an absence of 22 years, Panama’s former military leader Manuel Noriega has begun his journey back home from a Paris prison after doctors declared him fit enough for extradition to the Central American nation.
A shadow of his former self after spending over two decades behind bars for drug racketeering convictions, the 77-year-old one-time double agent is expected to be re-tried on charges that he ordered the killings of political rivals.

Over the past few days, many conservative groups have been making a big deal about Butterball Turkeys being “Halal“.  This is merely Islamaphobia run rampant.  In actuality “Halal” as well as “Kosher” products have become big business, and surprisingly many foods that we eat or restaurants that we eat at in America (such as McDonalds)  provide Halal products either labeled or unlabeled .  Here is a report about how France has seen an increased market share of Halal products, and how Big Business is taking advantage of this growing market.

Kosher/Halal Compliant product label (yes Kosher and Halal are virtually the same thing!)

With 5 million potential consumers, demand for halal food in France is soaring. Industry and supermarket chains are taking notice. But there’s no regulatory body ensuring compliance with religious law. France 24 takes a closer look at this burgeoning market, where profit often supersedes religious concerns.