It was in Orléans last month. Open Agrifood, the grand annual gathering of everything that the food-processing industry may entail of major actors, furnished him with an event t-shirt and, visibly, the academician Érik Orsenna was delighted to be there. But why?
Marion and Nicolas felt a little confined in their life of commute-work-sleep in Buenos Aires, crammed into a two-bedroom apartment without a garden. So they decided to grow lettuce on their balcony, without soil. Thus was the start of their adventure in hydroponics. (Article in French)
Meet Anne Chavanne, the deputy secretary general for the Federation of Parent Councils for Students in Public Schools (FCPE), whom we asked how the project concerning the education of young eaters towards organic foods is advancing.
Dominique Royet is, since February 2015, the new general director of Max Havelaar France. This convinced alternative consumer explained to us why the label Max Havelaar is one step ahead in terms of innovation.
Emmanuel Vasseneix is looking to bring solutions to the milk crisis by supporting initiatives, such as those from the consumer brand “C’est Qui le Patron?” (lit., Who’s the Boss?), a project by Nicolas Chabanne, president of Gueules Cassées.
For Laurent Spanghero, practicing the art of rugby doesn’t stop with the oval ball. He also scores tries in the field of food start-ups, where he is even in the process making a conversion with Nutrinat, the protein of the future.
Noël Mamère explained to us why policies are missing from major debates about food and the reasons to support the organization Un Plus Bio, a huge network engaged in collective organic food services. (Article in French)
At SIAL 2016, all forms of organic could be found. Often, it was merely for greenwashing, serving as the last rites for engineers in marketing products whose target audience of “bobos” was pretty obvious. Except for the Danish, who came promoting organic as an essential part of their political discourse.
Still in Montlouis-sur-Loire, we found Jean-Marc Gancille, the cofounder of Darwin in Bordeaux. He was participating in the day-long Fermes d’Avenir event to build on the initiative…
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. (Article in French)