Oh truffle. We hardly knew ye. What’s next, the beloved fiddle fern? How would we survive the loss of that tasty asparagas-like plant?
France: The truffle, fragrant and expensive latter-day delight of food lovers, is in trouble with French farmers predicting a cut in production of up to 75% this winter. Most blame global warming, warning that if thermometers keep rising, as many scientists predict, the country’s black truffle will one day be just a memory.