Why do the French buy so much UHT milk, not fresh?

Why do French people prefer UHT milk to fresh milk? J.G.

To many British people it comes as a surprise that the French, who are so particular about food quality and taste, tend to buy UHT, as opposed to fresh, milk.

It is hard to pin down one reason but the difference exists – a 2007 study found that 95.5% of milk consumed here was UHT, compared to 8.4% in the UK.

However, this is not unique to ...

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