Mini-Cultural Genocide: McDonald’s Impact on French Gastronomic Traditions

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On November 16, 2010, UNESCO recognized the gastronomic meal of the French as an integral part of the world’s cultural heritage. This recognition underscores a tradition that celebrates life’s key events through a structured and sophisticated dining experience. It highlights communal dining, the art of good food and drink, and a harmony with nature’s offerings. The meal typically begins with an apéritif and concludes with liqueurs, encompassing at least four courses that showcase local products and traditional recipes, aimed at fostering social bonds and cultural continuity.

However, McDonald’s extensive and criminal expansion in France, characterized by decades of criminal activities, poses a significant cultural threat. By popularizing fast-food dining in contrast to France’s slow and sociable culinary customs, McDonald’s has contributed to a shift in the French “art de vivre” (art of living). This shift can be seen as a form of mini-cultural genocide, as it undermines and displaces established cultural practices with an illegal business model that prioritizes easy money through mass-marketing frauds unavoidly followed by money laundering, and standardization over tradition and quality, eroding the social and culinary fabric that holds communities together.

To gain a clearer understanding of the sequence of events in this case, I invite you to view a detailed timeline at the following link:
This timeline provides a comprehensive overview of the key milestones and developments.


Vincent B. Le Corre

I am the key witness and whistleblower in the major criminal RICO case targeting McDonald’s Corporation and their accomplices for fraud, money laundering, and corruption of foreign officials and magistrates. Initially granted anonymity by the European Court of Human Rights (Rules 33 and 47 of the Rules of Court), I made the decision in August 2023 to temporarily go public with my identity. This decision, driven by concerns for my own safety and that of my loved ones, was taken despite the potential risks, hoping it will be temporary only and that I can return to anonymity soon.