(French) La consommation de produits bio des Français a bondi de 21,7% en 2016 à 7,1 milliards d’euros, en comptant la restauration, et représente aujourd’hui 3,5% du marché alimentaire à domicile, a indiqué mardi l’Agence bio.
(French) Etre plus transparent, opter sur place pour de la vaisselle réutilisable et généraliser le tri des emballages et des déchets organiques: l’ONG Zero Waste interpelle McDonald’s France et lui adresse des préconisations valables pour toute la restauration rapide.
(French) Une association de défense des animaux a annoncé que la viande de chien sera bannie cette année en Chine d’un festival controversé consacré à cette tradition culinaire, mais des restaurants assuraient vendredi n’être pas au courant.
Two industry professionals from France’s Southwest pledged to encourage their winegrowers to plant vines that are resistant to powdery and downy mildew, in order to ‘study the full-scale behavior of these varieties and the durability of their genetic resistance.’ (Article in French)
Two potential buyers—the D’aucy Group and the LBO France Fund—interested in purchasing the prepared foods division of Financière Turenne Lafayette (FTL), have decided to put in a joint-offer to takeover this active portfolio that includes William Saurin, D’aucy announced Thursday. (Article in French)
Cattle farmers protested on Wednesday, in several cities across France, in front of Leclerc stores. They accuse the company of not complying with the agreed commitment to better compensate premium French meat, reports the AFP. (Article in French)
With the nomination of Nicolas Hulot to the position of Minister of the Ecological and Solidarity Transition, environmental issues will be ‘in good hands’, said Minister of the Environment Ségolène Royal on BFMTV on Wednesday. (Article in French)
During a plenary session in Strasbourg, MEPs voiced their disapproval in a vote on Wednesday over the recent authorization by the European Commission allowing for the import of products containing genetically modified corn and cotton. (Article in French)
McDonald’s had to halt an ad campaign in the UK that featured a teen who had lost his father, after receiving an outpouring of criticism accusing the company of exploiting the subject of bereavement for commercial ends. (Article in French)
On Tuesday, Brazilian police dismantled a fraudulent network accused of importing Chinese fish that were artificially inflated with water and chemical products, coming just two months after a rotten meat scandal rocked the country. (Article in French)