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Five Tips for Eating Healthier in the United States

How do you read the labels on American food products? And which labels should you trust? Following the recent publication of her book Bien manger aux Etats-Unis, Kansas-based pharmacist and French expat Isabelle Guglielmi offers her advice on how to improve our diets while consuming U.S. products. France-Amérique: What is the number-one rule for improving diet in the United States?...

The Pill: An American Invention Popular with the French

Developed in the United States in 1956, the birth control pill has since spread to the rest of the world. Today it is the third most used form of contraception, but its biggest success has been in France. With names such as Liloo, Diane 35, and Jasminelle, the pill is a daily routine for one in two French women who...

Medical Marijuana: Can France Learn From the American Model?

The French Health Minister has announced that France is lagging behind the United States and that medical marijuana could soon be legalized in France. Journalist Michel Henry, author of Drogues, pourquoi la légalisation est inévitable sees it as a necessary change. France-Amérique: You wrote in 2011 that “legalization is inevitable.” How did you reach this conclusion? Michel Henry: Neither prohibition...

Illustrator Portrays Maternity in France and the United States

French feminist artist Emma has made a name for herself with biting illustrations about gender equality and raising children. In her latest work, she compares maternity care in France and the United States. Emma — her pseudonym — has been invited to take part in a series of articles for The Guardian focused on the American system’s shortcomings in terms of...