(French) Le débat sur les insecticides entre l’Agriculture et l’Environnement avec en ligne de mire les États généraux de l’alimentation ne fait que commencer.
On Monday, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe decided in favor of the Minister of Ecological Transition Nicolas Hulot at the expense of his colleague Stéphane Travert, the Minister of Agriculture, and confirmed the ban on ‘bee-killing’ pesticides. (Article in French)
It cannot be said that Stéphane Travert has not taken on the full measure of the task ahead of him, if one were to look at his calendar for next week. Of note, the preparation for the General State of Food will begin with a meeting next Friday. (Article in French)
The General State of Food, which will be launching in July, will lead to proposals ‘in the fall’, the new Minister of Agriculture Stéphane Travert announced on Friday, after taking over the project from his predecessor Jacques Mézard. (Article in French)
A deputy with the party La République en Marche, he now finds himself as Minister of Agriculture, replacing Jacques Mézard who has moved to heading Territorial Cohesion, in which agriculture also plays a significant role. (Article in French)
It was yesterday at Bourdaisière, in the commune of Montlouis-sur-Loire, where Maxime de Rostolan masterfully navigated the Fermes d’Avenir project. Nicolas Hulot made the trip to listen to his minister of agriculture.
The new Minister of Agriculture and Food, Jacques Mézard, promised Wednesday ‘to protect’ farmers and ‘to help them modernize’ during the transition ceremony, transferring power from his predecessor Stéphane Le Foll. (Article in French)
Environmental NGOS welcomed the nomination of Nicolas Hulot on Wednesday to the position of Minister of the Ecological and Solidarity Transition as ‘good news’, a ‘positive sign’, and a ‘bet worth trying’. (Article in French)
He wasn’t the finance minister for nothing. For the various existing crises, Emmanuel Macron is responding by promoting the creation of an Agricultural Future Investment Program of 5 billion euros. (Article in French)
The issues tied to agriculture and food go beyond France alone. They cover questions of ecology, health, economy, cooperation, and competition. Here’s a review, in this final stretch, with François Collart-Dutilleul. (Article in French)