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French butter crisis for some, vegan bakers say no problem

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Baker Francois Brault in front of his bakery with a slab of butter and some of his creations.
Baker Francois Brault in front of his bakery with a slab of butter and some of his creations. RFI/Sarah Elzas

The price of butter in France has nearly tripled in the last year anda half, and bakers are considering raising the prices of theirpastries to compensate. 

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Butter is an essential ingredient for traditional French pastries: the
croissant is made of butter and flour, and it's the building block of
many cakes and deserts. So a price increase in butter hits hard.

But not everyone is concerned. Vegan bakers don’t use butter.

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