‘It’s time to give it all we’ve got’. The government will commit 1.1 billion euros in funding to farmers who are willing to commit to organic farming, following the surge in demand. It is a move that will delight organic farmers but may leave NGOs yearning for more. (Article in French)
Experts from around the world have raised the alarm about the worrying state of the world’s soils, which has led to massive human migrations, wars and the extinction of many species, but they have also proposed measures to limit the damage before it is too late. (Article in French)
The deterioration of the planet’s soils will result in the displacement of at least 50 million humans by 2050, and up to 700 million if no action is taken to stop the damage, dozens of scientists warned on Monday. (Article in French)
The European food safety watchdog said Wednesday that three pesticides currently partly banned in the EU pose a risk to wild bees and honey bees, in a long-awaited report.
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.
French organic farmers must increase their acreage and yields or else imports of organic products into France will increase sharply, according to a study published by Coface on Tuesday, just as the General State of Food is set to close. (Article in French)
Achieving a 50% share of organic or local products by 2022 in the public catering system is the promise Emmanuel Macron made during his campaign and which has recently been confirmed by the government. Though provoking confusion among stakeholders, for farmers, this change is inevitable. (Article in French)
Or should we instead say sustainable fish? There is, in fact, no universal criteria that allows us to define in one shot how to protect all of the seas and oceans. But can one be found? (Article in French)
Netter. A trade that has existed for over a thousand years. In the Pinto family, one is either a cook or a sea fishermen like Stéphane. It is a job where, for a third of the year, days start at 2 in the morning and in which passionately loving the sea is not an option. (Article in French)
Planting more trees, farming more sustainably and conserving wetlands could significantly slash the amount of carbon emissions that humanity spews into the atmosphere through fossil fuel use, researchers said Monday. Better land use could reduce carbon dioxide 37 percent, enough to hold global warming below…