François Fillon reiterated to farmers, that in the face of the crises they are encountering, he proposes “the freedom to take action, the alleviation of taxes and constraints, as well as the support for investments.” (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)
For 70 years, the FNSEA was the most important, and perhaps even the only, syndicate for French farmers. Since the beginning of the 1990s, two dissident organizations have been vying to bring another voice: they are the Confédération Paysanne and the Coordination Rurale, respectively the third and second representatives. (Article in French)
Today, as Donald Trump receives his Canadian counterpart to talk predominately about free trade, the European Parliament prepares itself to vote on Wednesday on whether to approve CETA, a deal that would be unconstitutional in France according to legal experts at the NGO Foodwatch. (Article in French)
We recognize that Starbucks is rarely featured on the front page of our magazine, but when the American coffee chain announces that it plans to hire 10,000 refugees from around the world in the next five years, we give way. (Article in French)
On January 19, 2016, the Conference on Agriculture and Food was held in Saint-Denis. At the event, the Confédération Paysanne, together with twenty citizen organizations, presented 13 grievances. (Article in French)
François Collart-Dutilleuil is one of the leading experts in food safety laws. It was in this capacity that he went to The Hague last October to attend the first meeting of the symbolic ‘Monsanto Tribunal’. He talks to us about it here.
Donald Trump announced Thursday he has nominated former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue to be US secretary of agriculture, rounding out the president-elect’s cabinet picks on the eve of his inauguration.
Thursday evening, the French National Assembly voted unexpectedly to enforce the obligatory installation of surveillance cameras in slaughterhouses beginning in 2018, a measure called on by the extreme left and animal protection organizations. (Article in French)
‘Respect for animals in slaughterhouses’ was introduced Thursday in the French National Assembly. But to the great dismay of some organizations, the MPs did not go further than a simple experiment in surveillance cameras. (Article in French)