Carrefour has decided to enter into the game of protecting biodiversity. Launched last Wednesday, this campaign, doubled with a petition, is already getting tongues wagging. (Article in French)
Self-service harvesting directly in the fields: for the last 40 years at the Ferme du Logis, in Yvelines, the Cochin family has been operating a pick-your-own system for clients at its farm, bringing producers and customers as close as it gets. (Article in French)
The UFC condemns the prices and prohibitive margins exercised by retailers on organic products. (Article in French)
Amazon is once again shaking up the retail sector, with the announcement Friday it will acquire upscale US grocer Whole Foods Market, known for its pricey organic options, in a deal that underscores the online giant’s growing influence in the economy.
Today, fifteen farmers participated in an inspection of food labels in a supermarket on Rue de la Boétie in Paris. (Article in French)
The group of independent retailers E. Leclerc announced Friday that it hopes to eliminate all potentially carcinogenic packaging for products sold in its aisles by 2017. (Article in French)
A Le Monde article reviews the progress made by La Louve, a collaborative supermarket, and the way it is spreading throughout France.
As part of the law aimed at the transition towards greener practices, bans on plastic bags will take effect starting on two dates: the first of July 2016 for bags given out at registers, and the first of January 2017 for fruit and vegetable packaging.
To promote “eating local”, local food systems, and seasonal and organic products in cafeterias, two entrepreneurs from Charente-Maritime have created “Le Bon Sens” (lit. Common Sense), a digital platform putting cafeterias in contact with small local producers. (Article in French)
They made the choice to cut out the middle man and have no regrets. While milk and meat producers protest against the untenable prices imposed by major retailers and processors, others live in a dignified manner. (Article in French)