Wednesday, July 23, 2008
No Red Bull!
You want to know what is really controversial at the moment in France? The Tour de France and its usual dopage (doping?) problems? The recent changes in the French constitution? Nope! It's an Austrian/Thai energy drink called Red Bull that France was denied the right to ban by Brussels, the European authorities! Why did we want to ban it? Because it contains taurine, an acid originally derived from bull tissues which effect on the human organism is not really known... I thought of illustrating this capital piece of news with this superb statue that I found in the 15th arrondissement, at the Parc Georges Brassens, built on a previous slaughter house.