(French) Le backloop, le pushloop, le virement des deux côtés, le racing jibe, l’aerial, le tabletop backside, le 360 dans la vague, c’est le monde de la Windsurfeuse Marine Hunter qui y ajoute volontiers la protection des océans, en fêtant elle aussi le 20ème anniversaire de MSC.
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), does the name mean anything to you? Take a good look, because you have probably already seen this label if, like chef Philippe Hardy, the joy of consuming fish coincides with your desire to not decimate the seas and oceans. (Article in French)
The French government will entrust its regional governments with financing, after 2018, new upkeep aid for organic producers, but remains committed to honoring current multi-year contracts and maintaining them beyond 2017. (Article in French)
To visit beekeeper Audric de Campeau’s bees, whose hives are installed on the rooftop of the Paris Mint overlooking the Seine, you will need a harness. “It’s not dangerous, but my insurance requires it,” he says as he hands one over. Same goes for Place Vendôme. (Article in French)
Launched in May 2016, the Potager de la Cantine (lit. Canteen’s Vegetable Garden), on the Île de Nantes, is just now celebrating its first-year anniversary, but this young seedling is already a clear success. Adjoining the Cantine du Voyage, its 600 square meters of cultivated — and colorful — gardens have blanketed the dark asphalt of the former dock yard.
Christophe Collini is one of those who has changed how he lives in order to give meaning to it. A former executive at Siemens in Morocco, he has replaced the commotion of big cities with the chatter of birds. Now, the only constraints that weigh on him are those imposed by the seasons.
The urban farm craze is finding fertile ground in New York, where 10 young entrepreneurs are learning to grow greens and herbs without soil, bathed in an indoor, psychedelic light.
At the end of 2016, René Kersanté retired, putting down his hoe and pitchfork and leaving his four hectares of land to lie fallow. After a call for projects by the city of Saint-Denis, the Parti Poétique and the Ferme de Gally were selected to take the relay.
Yesterday was the start of an event organized by student associations at the Grandes Écoles in Paris, in partnership with the Confédération Paysanne and Les Amis de la Conf’. Alimentation Générale decided to give the students the lead. They spoke about protecting seeds and what are called ‘heirloom’ breeds. (Article in French)
The vogue of organic products has benefited Jean Hervé, a small manufacturer in the Berry Region and pioneer in the processing of dried fruits, who this year opened a second factory in Boussac (Creuse), dedicated to sweet products and a new line of chocolates. (Article in French)