For a whole year, Benjamin Rondeau, a French teacher at Cotton du Blanc-Mesnil College (Seine St. Denis), took daily photos of the dishes served at his school canteen. He took them everyday without fail, except on Mondays! (Article in French)
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Comté, Saint-Nectaire, Rocamadour, or Camembert: Among the vast varieties on France’s cheese plate, those with an Appellation d’Origine Protégée (AOP), or Protected Designation of Origin, have largely helped producers to weather the dairy crisis. (Article in French)
On Wednesday, the European Union warned against the danger of a ‘trade war’ with the United States and threatened to impose heavy taxes on certain iconic American products. (Article in French)
Could a plate of couscous warm up relations between wary North African nations? A drive to win coveted UNESCO status for the dish could at least get them talking around the same table.
Have you ever heard of the Overseas Agricultural Economic Development Office (ODEADOM)? Although seldom in the headlines, each year it hosts a major conference. This time, it was tourism and local agriculture that were the main topics of discussion. (Article in French)
MPs from the France Insoumise (LFI) party, five of whom travelled to the Paris International Agricultural Fair on Wednesday, are pleading for the expansion of short circuits and organic food and are waving their magic wand in hopes of an instantaneous transition. (Article in French)
The European food safety watchdog said Wednesday that three pesticides currently partly banned in the EU pose a risk to wild bees and honey bees, in a long-awaited report.
The poster for the association of meat industry professionals placed above every urinal at the Paris International Agricultural Fair runs opposite to the world it is trying to court. (Article in French)
The fair-trade milk sector is still relatively small, but at the Paris International Agricultural Fair its promoters have been touting a continuing growth and hopes of attracting and convincing more consumers to pay farmers a fair price. (Article in French)