Fighting food waste, which is a significant environmental concern, is a top priority for France. The French Ministry of Agriculture just announced that it would be enlisting an unlikely tool in helping to educate the general public in combatting it: Fables and fairy tales.
The National Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA) and its international partners published a major study cataloguing the DNA of the intestinal gut of pork. Pork is a major species in the global food production system and is also used as an important model animal in biomedical research, providing an important research tool for the two fields.
France has made important strides in its comprehensive Agriculture Innovation 2025 plan for a competitive agriculture that is respectful of the environment. The plan proposes 30 projects to make agricultural production in France more high-tech and environmentally friendly.
Organic food products in France saw historic growth in 2016. It is estimated that the organic market saw an increase of approximately 20% in the first semester of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015.
Côtes du Rhône wines are made along the banks of the Rhône river in southeastern France. Wines in this category include reds, whites and rosés. Côtes du Rhône wines, which translates as “slopes” or “hills of the Rhône” in English, have benefited from a protected designation of origin status since 1937, and have been produced in the area for hundreds of years.