(French) L’entreprise franco-suisse Reitzel a fait le pari de relancer la culture du cornichon en France, où elle a quasiment disparu au profit du cornichon indien, en passant des contrats avec les agriculteurs qui travaillent avec elle.
“Vegan’, ‘Leclerc’, ‘Mercosur’: some words need not be mentioned in front of a French livestock farmer. Reunited at the Sommet de l’Élevage near Clermont-Ferrand, farmers from all over France spoke of their pride for their trade, but also of ‘weariness’… (Article in French)
With fleeces, coats and furs already shining under spotlights, the 26th Sommet de l’Élevage kicks off Wednesday near Clermont-Ferrand. This international livestock breeding expo showcases the jewels of French livestock and animal genetics to buyers from all over the world. (Article in French)
AFNOR, a French regulation organization, released on Friday the first set of French regulations for processed halal food products, the result of delicate negotiations that have lasted several years.
Millions of egg have been contaminated with fipronil, a pesticide whose use on animals intended for human consumption was for all intent already banned. Here is what we know about this scandal that has hit ten European countries. (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)
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)
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)
Salmonella steaks? Carcinogenic chemicals? Lying labels? Brazil, the world’s biggest beef and poultry exporter, has been hit by stomach-churning allegations of corrupt practices in its meat industry. Police have halted exports by 21 meat processers suspected of bribing inspectors to issue them bogus health certificates…
The transportation of ducks in the southwest of France and sanitation and precautionary measures that are still poorly applied are part of the vectors in the rapid spread of the H5N8 strain of bird flu that is being transmitted by migratory birds. (Article in French)