‘Bleu-Blanc-Cœur’ (Blue-White-Heart)… Behind these three words lies an association who is attempting to spread an agriculture focused on health. A thousand doctors and 5,000 farmers are part of it today. Meet Pierre Weill, co-president of the ‘Bleu-Blanc-Cœur’ association.
It was a change of course for Farah and Mélanie, two young women from Toulouse who founded Beaucal, an artisanal condiment business that is 100% local and 100% plant-based. They have a bit of everything, even ketchup!
The new Minister of Agriculture and Food, Jacques Mézard, promised Wednesday ‘to protect’ farmers and ‘to help them modernize’ during the transition ceremony, transferring power from his predecessor Stéphane Le Foll. (Article in French)
Environmental NGOS welcomed the nomination of Nicolas Hulot on Wednesday to the position of Minister of the Ecological and Solidarity Transition as ‘good news’, a ‘positive sign’, and a ‘bet worth trying’. (Article in French)
‘Zéro Phyto 100 % Bio’ is the latest documentary by director Guillaume Bodin. It is a look at the French communes who are pioneering the push for bans on the use of pesticides in public spaces and who are committed to organic food being served in public cafeterias. (Article in French)
What can we do in the future to bring about the idea of an agricultural exception? Farmers, elected officials, agronomists, and activists for animal well-being: six of them attempted to paint the portrait of this new agriculture that could serve as the cornerstone. (Article in French)
Standing before an aisle of chocolate bars or expresso pods, how many consumers ask themselves about the producers who harvested those cocoa or coffee beans. The reality is actually very few people. (Article in French)
Knowing how to have a global vision of agriculture, connecting it with the environment, and contributing to the social and economic development of rural areas, are elements that, combined with a collective practice of agriculture, can give back a sense of meaning to the profession of farming. Meet Yves François.
The Ministry of Culture published the results of an investigation by Jean-Michel Guy on the “Representations of Culture in the French Population”. When asked what the word “culture” automatically evokes, 99% of the French population had one answer to give! And where is cuisine in all of this? (Article in French)
Christophe Collini is one of those who has changed how he lives in order to give meaning to it. A former executive at Siemens in Morocco, he has replaced the commotion of big cities with the chatter of birds. Now, the only constraints that weigh on him are those imposed by the seasons.