After Tronches de Vin, we now have Tronches de Pain, a book published by Sabine Bucquet at Les Éditions de l’Épure. It is a guide that should be carried in the pocket of anyone who loves great bread. (Article in French)
With the festival ‘Le Chant des Colibris’, the Colibris movement has begun its unprecedented tour of six French cities. On the program: workshop-debates and concerts devoted to citizen engagement. (Article in French)
In an interview published during Easter time, the American artist Patty Smith declared that, according to her, the fruit that was forbidden to be eaten by Eve was a tomato – a fruit far more sensual than an apple. It is a theory that makes sense since we know that upon its arrival in France from the Americas, the tomato was called the Apple of Love, and the word tomato did not come to be until the 19th century. (Article in French)
Opacity, lack of traceability, animal suffering…. Industrial slaughtering does not inspire the confidence of local farmers. Concerned about the welfare of their animals, some are slaughtering directly at their farms, even though it’s prohibited by the law. So what is there to do? Here are three minutes with Jocelyne Porcher, in which she explains to us the situation.
Potatoes at the beach, potatoes protesting in front of a McDonald’s, discussions by potatoes, an improbable meeting between potatoes and cucumbers, German artist Peter Pink goes straight to the point with his vegetable installations in public spaces.
Whereas people are moving ever faster and the country is seeing more and more urbanites in a rush, the consumption of frozen foods is shrinking in France, with a significant drop in meats and fish. (Article in French)
Justine enters into a veterinary school. As a candid young girl, she will surely be hazed. As a vegetarian, she will soon discover savagery. This is the story of a metamorphosis, cruel and gory… but ‘Grave’ could also be the forecasting of a bestiality to come. (Article in French)
In a China that has been traumatized by food scandals, GMOs remain banned from kitchens. But Beijing is massively funding research, despite the hostility from the public, the reticence of local authorities, and the watchful eyes of activists. (Article in French)
Recurring food scandals, intensive methods with little respect for livestock, animal suffering in slaughterhouses… The consumption of meat has never been so deplored. So what is the future for meat eaters? Will there still be carnivores tomorrow? This is the question posed by Olivier Néron de Surgy and Jocelyne Porchet in their new book ‘Encore Carnivores Demain?’ (Article in French)
To defend “an ecological and small farmer-based agriculture” Jean-Luc Mélenchon is neglecting no course of action. And to start, his regional and national plans call for the return to security and sovereignty, both in terms of food. (Article in French)