Date of Award

Spring 5-13-2009

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Honors Thesis

Department

Modern Languages

First Advisor

Larry Riggs

Second Advisor

Eloise Sureau

Abstract

Although the Gaullist movement declined after violent student and worker rebellions in 1968, I propose that de Gaulle's distrust of American policy coupled with his strong belief in French sovereignty continues to influence contemporary France. These two factors are the primary reasons why the French strongly disapprove ofthe production and consumption of genetically modified food not only in their country but also in the entire European Union.