Ecology Minister Ségolène Royal said on national television this week that the French should give up Nutella in order to save the planet.
The comment made international headlines, and she ended up having to apologize after offending Italy – the home of the spread.
But there's a few other traditions or habits the minister could have added to her list for one reason or another.
Here are eight things that the French should think about giving up, but probably won't.
It might sound hard to believe, but bullfighting is still alive and kicking in south west of France (although its illegal elsewhere in the country).
This isn't really bad for people's health (at least the French aren't running with them through the streets like in Spain), but it's bad for the bull's health.
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