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The French love frog legs, but they're out of stock

Frozen Frog
Seafood
France
Published Aug 8, 2023

Tridge summary

Frog legs are a traditional dish in France, with the French consuming about 4,000 tons of it annually. However, the majority of frog legs are now imported from other countries to meet the high demand. This has led to concerns about the impact on rare frog species and ecosystems in supplier countries like Indonesia and Vietnam. There are calls to focus on breeding frogs for export instead of hunting to mitigate these issues.
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Original content

In France, you can order frog legs in most restaurants, which are often served crispy fried and seasoned with garlic. The French eat about 4,000 tons of this traditional food every year. Although the French Ministry of Agriculture considers frog legs a culinary heritage in the eastern Bourgone-Franche-Comté region, most frog legs today come from abroad. In France, edible frog species have been protected for decades. In most of the European Union, strict regulations regulate how much of them can be caught. However, France imports more than 2,500 tonnes of frog legs from abroad each year to meet demand. The dish is also popular in Belgium. However, Europe's hungry frog-eaters are causing problems for supplier countries. Indonesia is the largest exporter of frog legs, and Europeans' hunger for delicacies not only threatens the population of rare frog species, but also the balance of ecosystems. The trade in frog legs is barely regulated or controlled by the government, but there are ...
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