(French) Des millions d’oeufs ont été contaminés au fipronil, insecticide dont l’usage sur les animaux destinés à la consommation est pourtant interdit. Voici ce que l’on sait de ce scandale qui touche dix pays européens.
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)
Is the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union going to destabilize the ovine market? This is the worry that was presented by French sheep farmers at the Sommet de l’Élevage, who believe that their fragile balance is in peril due to Brexit. (Article in French)
The animal defense organization L214 published a video Wednesday denouncing the mistreatment of animals in two slaughterhouse in the south of France – one in Pezenas (Hérault) and the other in Puget-Théniers (Alpes-Maritimes).
Once familiar figures, milkmen now fight to stay in the British landscape, putting up resistance to the proliferation of supermarkets and online commerce. Today, some 5,000 milkmen still roam the streets of the country. (Article in French)
“Selling right to produce, 300,000 liters, 220 euros per ton.” For the last several months, these types of ads have multiplied on the Le Bon Coin website coming from dairy producers hit by the crisis. (Article in French)