Parable of the Mustard Greed

Theodore Dalrymple informs us of the troubling mustard shortage in France, which is in part due to the war in the Ukraine. Read it over at City Journal.

Perhaps the mustard is elaborated in Dijon, but the mustard seed, it turns out to everyone’s surprise, is imported from Canada and Ukraine. Apparently, Canada has seen a disastrous harvest of mustard seed, while there is no need to explain the shortage in Ukraine. Dijon mustard is about as local to Dijon as a modern soccer team is local to the city in which it has its stadium.

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