Located in the Perray neighborhood, the Cuisine Centrale de Nantes supplies a little over 14,000 meals each day for the city’s 88 preschools and elementary schools. (Article in French)
On Tuesday, the animal welfare organization L214 decried the conditions at a battery cage poultry farm in Vendée, yet this time it not only targeted the breeders but also one of their clients, the pasta company Panzani. (Article in French)
“Elected” at the same time as president Emmanuel Macron, the Parisian baker Sami Bouattour will be the official baker for the new resident of Élysée Palace, who will find upon his table, assures the artisan, a particularly “crispy” baguette. (Article in French)
How can food waste be reduced, during this time when the number of disadvantaged people continues to rise? Phénix is a company attempting to tackle this problem: since 2014, it has been bringing supermarkets and charities together.
Franck Dépériers landed in Nantes twenty years ago, carrying with him, in his bag, his organic, naturally leavened and naturally fermented breads. His Petite Boulangerie has since become a not-to-be-missed stop for foodies. (Article in French)
Michael Baron, the research and development director at AeroFarms, is one of the few dozen crazy folks who created the world’s largest vertical farm a mere stone’s throw away from Manhattan. He is soon headed to Nantes for the Nantes Food Forum. (Article in French)
Two years after the Milan Universal Expo, titled “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, it is clear that experts are all heading in the same direction: the world has yet to find the solutions needed to feed the 9 billion individuals expected by 2050. The Nantes Food Forum clearly presents its ambitions: to be the leading gathering for all those who are thinking about the food of tomorrow. (Article in French)
Launched in May 2016, the Potager de la Cantine (lit. Canteen’s Vegetable Garden), on the Île de Nantes, is just now celebrating its first-year anniversary, but this young seedling is already a clear success. Adjoining the Cantine du Voyage, its 600 square meters of cultivated — and colorful — gardens have blanketed the dark asphalt of the former dock yard.
It was in April, when we visited the Ecole du Domaine du Possible (lit. School of the Field of Possibilities), a holistic and alternative school near Arles that was founded by Françoise Nyssen and Jean-Paul Capitani, directors of the publishing house Actes Sud. Today, Françoise Nyssen is also the new Minister of Culture. (Article in French)
‘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.