It was one of the grand moments of the Nantes Food Forum. Gilles Fumey, geographer of food culture, inaugurated the first edition of the festival with a conference imagined as a vast tour of the world of eaters.
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Juan Ignacio Pereyra is an Argentine lawyer, specializing in environmental law. He participated in the Tribunal Monsanto which was held in The Hague (The Netherlands) in October 2017. He came to the Nantes Food Forum to share his experience.
How can food waste be reduced, during this time when the number of disadvantaged people continues to rise? Phénix is a company attempting to tackle this problem: since 2014, it has been bringing supermarkets and charities together.
‘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.
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.