Professor Emeritus of Comparative Agriculture and Agricultural Development at AgroParisTech, Marc Dufumier has brought to the forefront the concept of an ‘agro-ecosystem’, where land, animal herds, and plants are considered in their entirety. (Article in French)
Agriculture is being shaken by numerous crises and the anxious feelings of farmers are real. A model has existed, but how can the contours of what’s next be defined?
Michel Serres participated, last Saturday, in the first edition of Sortons L’Agriculture du Salon. In the film produced for the event, the philosopher argues for an agricultural and ecological exception, as that which has already been done in the field of culture. Here are seven minutes to better understand the agricultural exception.
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.
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.
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.