Large portion of subsidised bread going to dogs and pigs

Baguettes are a basic food staple which is subject to price regulation and kept affordable by subsidies.

Each year the government provides $US13 million in subsidies to keep the price at about 50 cents per breadstick.

That means people can buy bread twice as low as they are in mainland France.

Due to the war in Ukraine animal food products have gone up, however unsold bread makes a cheaper substitute for feeding animals.

The price of flour has increased by 70 percent over one year due to the crisis.

MRSA superbug found in pigs increasingly jumping to humans, study finds

The MRSA strain methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus has emerged in livestock during the last 50 years in Europe, thought to be due to widespread antibiotic use in pig farming and farming intensification. It has led to particular concerns about livestock as reservoirs of antibiotic-resistant human infections.

MRSA was first identified in human patients in 1960 and the World Health Organisation now considers MRSA one of the world's greatest threats to human health.