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)
It was in 1920 when the grandmother of René Kersanté moved to the town’s limits between Saint-Denis, Stains, and Pierrefitte. She had a little parcel of land, a little house, and little comfort. The house has remained modest, the comfort without luxury, but the rashes, lettuces, and spinach have quickly come to occupy, on a full-time basis, the 3.7 hectares held by the City of Saint-Denis. (Article in French)
The sun has barely risen over the Bay of Paimpol (Côtes d’Armor). But Julien Robin, a strapping 32-year-old, is already at the helm of the Gwenn-Mor, ready to take to the sea to bring up several 100 crates of lobsters, a popular delicacy during the end of the year. (Article in French)
Élodie Germain and Delphine Dubois are two ‘chouettes’ (cute and cool) girls. This is exactly why they launched Les 3 Chouettes, a small family business…. Because in their thirties, their dream was to revolutionize the food industry…. (Article in French)
France has tens of thousands of amateur beekeepers, but for the 2,000 professionals who live from their harvests, the job is more and more like that of a breeder, relying on research to protect their pollen gatherers from new risks. (Article in French)
Agriculture holds the double distinction of being highly vulnerable to climate change but also offering a solution to the problem, they say.
False labeling, doctored origins, or added simple syrup: the international honey market is flooded with fake products, reported Norberto Garcia, president of the International Organization of Exporters of Honey. (Article in French)
Producing urban vegetation in confined spaces and interiors, including cellars and parking lots, is the project that La Ful, an urban farm in Lyon, presented Friday. (Article in French)
At SIAL 2016, all forms of organic could be found. Often, it was merely for greenwashing, serving as the last rites for engineers in marketing products whose target audience of “bobos” was pretty obvious. Except for the Danish, who came promoting organic as an essential part of their political discourse.