Agriculture in France

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Basic Information about France

Definition of agriculture: The science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products.

Population: 65.7 million(as of 2012)

Location: Europe

Type of government: Unitary State, Semi- Presidental

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Poverty Level: In 2009 there were more than 8 million people below the poverty line

Similar to USDA: The organic certification was introduced in 1985

State of Education: In France 71% of adults aged 25-64 have earned the equivalent of a high school degree.

Some of the Commonly Grown and Raised Animals and Crops


Average Household Income: France is the wealthiest European country with 2.6 million dollar-millionaires, and the world's 4th wealthiest nation in aggregate household wealth.

Average Family Size: About 2 children per family

Religious Beliefs: In France you are allowed freedom of thought and religion, but the major religions include...Catholic, Protestantism, Islam, and Judaism

France vs US

Welfare issues in France: The attitude towards animals in France is very similar to that in the UK and USA. Animal cruelty is not uncommon although there are laws in place to protect animals and punish those that hurt them. It is common to see small dogs being used as designer accessories in Paris, with designer collars and coats and some even get wheeled around the supermarket in the trolley. In the countryside dogs are often seen as working animals and those who use them to hunt will often leave them almost starving in order to ensure that they will work better.

Welfare issues in the US: It's basically just the same thing in France but some people use animals for their fur and abuse them like they're worthless and people like that (if they get caught) suffer from i with cruelty charges and the animals in some situations get put up for adoption to go to better homes