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In France, Truffle thieves face paramilitary threat

Guardian UK - Never let it be said that Gallic gastronomes would allow either an economic crisis or thieves to get in the way of their seasonal delicacy. As the price of Tuber melanosporum – better known as the rare black Périgord truffle – has soared to €1,200 (£978) a kilo, producers have called in gendarmes to protect their valuable harvest.  Read more.

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