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)
Two decades after Scotland’s Dolly the sheep became the first cloned mammal, consumers may well wonder whether they are drinking milk or eating meat from cookie-cutter cows or their offspring. The simple answer: “probably”. The fact is, there is no way to know for sure,…
Following tourism and sport, it’s now food’s turn. With SmartFood Paris, the city of Paris has deployed its innovation platform (no longer called an incubator) dedicated to the food sector by revealing the names of the 20 candidates selected from the 240 applications it received. (Article in French)
On Thursday, Canadian health officials authorized the consumption of a genetically modified salmon, becoming the second country to do so after the United States last fall. The decision was immediately met with criticism from environmentalists.
The FDA asks Americans for their input to standardize the label “all natural”, after lawsuits hit food manufacturers for falsely labeling their products.