A baguette, smeared with sweet or salted butter and topped with a slice of ham and sometimes a few pickles. Perfectly simple — this is the quintessential recipe for a ham and butter sandwich. However, even as this classic snack continues to remain the favourite among the French, it faces fierce competition from the burger, which is only gaining in popularity. (Article in French)
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)
In the future, will livestock farming be driven by mathematical models with cows being fed to the nearest gram and cared for even before falling ill, and in which breeders being bottle-fed new technologies will be able to free themselves of unpleasant tasks? (Article in French)
Michael Baron, the research and development director at AeroFarms, is one of the few dozen crazy folks who created the world’s largest vertical farm a mere stone’s throw away from Manhattan. He is soon headed to Nantes for the Nantes Food Forum. (Article in French)
Platforms for sharing expertise, sensors for helping farmers work the soil, robots, drones, urban crops…. technology is shaking up the agricultural world and Les Echos is highlighting the start-ups who are set to revolutionize it.
Caleb Harper is the director of MIT’s Media Lab Open Agriculture, an open source site dedicated to the agriculture of the future and which is managed by research teams at MIT. Teams from France’s Soon Soon Soon had the chance to meet up with him recently.
Exposure to tiny doses of hormone-disrupting chemicals is responsible for at least $340 billion (310 billion euros) in health-related costs each year in the United States, according to a report published Tuesday.
Burgers, which can be found on the menu of 75% of the restaurants in France and had 1.19 billion units sold in 2015, cost on average 11.58 euros in France, according to a study led by Gira Conseil as part of the expo EquipHotel. (Article in French)
Following the summer demise of Take Eat Easy, the Foodtech market could seem to be loosing steam. And yet, Dupont Lewis, who works in branding and marketing for food professions, has created an infographic that presents the different start-ups of France’s Foodtech; and oh how many there are! (Article in French)
Nose deep in wildflowers, the botanist examines a “Viola lutea”, before gently sliding it into a newspaper for drying. (Article in French)