, from anti-trust competition policy to food safety. France, then, can no longer be the policy trailblazer it used to be since so many policies are now European in scale. Simultaneously, the gradual “widening” of the EU, from the initial six countries to
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Toward an Explanation of Inconsistencies between Framing and Policies
Henri Bergeron, Patrick Castel, and Abigail C. Saguy
variations on these themes several times since then) has dominated French obesity politics—defining both economic interests and cultural representations of agriculture and food practices. 31 In the 1990s, however, new principles of food safety and their