(French) La suspicion envers le monde agroalimentaire a popularisé les régimes “sans” (végétariens, vegan, crudivores…) comme les garants d’un équilibre alimentaire sain.
Since the 1960s, the French have continued to reduce the portion of their budget dedicated to food. The portion allocated to food represented nearly 20% of expenditures in 2014 compared to 35% in the 1960s, according to the latest INSEE survey. (Article in French)
Some cooks are renouncing vanilla due to the speculation and disorganization of a mini-market of which Madagascar dominates 80%. But there are also some manufacturers attempting to regain a new foothold on the production chain. (Article in French)
Global demand for food and agriculture products is projected to slow “considerably” over the next decade, mainly due to weakening consumption in China, the UN food agency said Monday.
The United States announced Thursday a halt to all imports of fresh beef from Brazil, the world’s second-largest producer, citing “recurring” concerns after large shipments failed food safety tests.
China has a serious desire for milk and the French industry is anemic, so is this a win-win situation? Here is the start of an answer with the installation of China’s Synutra a mere stone’s throw away from the Festival des Vieilles Charues. (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.
In the who-lost-won game of food, retailers often come out as the winners. For consumers, it’s a bit more complicated. Those who win in purchasing prices, often lose in product quality with consequences for their health. (Article in French)
The world’s top pork consumer, China has started getting a serious taste for Spain’s world-famous “jamon” which is sold there as a luxury product and is getting one over on its French and Italian competitors.
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)