‘Bleu-Blanc-Cœur’ (Blue-White-Heart)… Behind these three words lies an association who is attempting to spread an agriculture focused on health. A thousand doctors and 5,000 farmers are part of it today. Meet Pierre Weill, co-president of the ‘Bleu-Blanc-Cœur’ association.
On the web
It was a change of course for Farah and Mélanie, two young women from Toulouse who founded Beaucal, an artisanal condiment business that is 100% local and 100% plant-based. They have a bit of everything, even ketchup!
Although having stopped eating meat for more than 30 years, Florence Burgat is healthy! Philosopher and director of research at the National Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA), she will be one of our guests at the Nantes Food Forum.
The word of the day: THANKS! There were more than 3,000 of you who came to Carreau du Temple Saturday for ‘Sortons L’Agriculture du Salon’…”All of it surpassed our greatest expectations and it was proof that working together is not only possible and desired, but also necessary”… Here is a recap filled with images and tweets of the happy day. (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.
A Le Monde article reviews the progress made by La Louve, a collaborative supermarket, and the way it is spreading throughout France.
Is it hard to know which product is better than the other? Professor Serge Hercberg has a response: the 5-color label. But apparently it was too obvious for the food industry, since starting on Monday, September 26, an evaluation of 4 labels was launched. (Article in French)
France vs Germany, 2-0. Should Les Bleus have eaten the Lions? No, but seriously, what role does food play in France’s victory? Beyond the strict diets of players, it’s mainly big brands for junk food that are draped across player jerseys during major sporting events. (Article in French)
Since its birth in the 1960s, the plastic bag has conquered stores across the world (12 billion distributed each year in fruit and vegetable aisles). Today, it has fallen from grace. Here’s an overview of the funeral orations being given to the plastic bag. (Article in French)