Environment: Guns or Cheese?

Caesar was conquered by it. Charlemagne pronounced its rich, pungent flavor "fit for the gods." Casanova recommended it as a preparation for love, and Pope Leo XIII treasured it as a gift. Ironically, the noble Roquefort cheese comes from one of France's wildest regions. Indeed, the Causse du Larzac in the Massif Central is a limestone plateau so austere and stony that it is beloved only by gazing tourists and grazing sheep. Confident that the isolation would last, the Roquefort cheese industry has long encouraged shepherds in the area to enlarge their flocks....

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