French Agrifood Industry

Consuming differently and responsibly is possible. A new consumer brand proves it by offering a carton of milk whose specifications and price – that ensures a fair price is paid to the producers- are set by the consumer. The principle is simple: Ask the consumer what type of quality they’re looking for in an agricultural […]

While agriculture is sometimes portrayed as being a part of the problem in climate change due to greenhouse gas emissions, the French General Association of Wheat Producers is trying to show that it can also play an important role in the solution to climate change. Agriculture represents “a solution to reduce the effects of climate […]

Public food service providers in France now have a new tool to use to help them develop their supply of local, high-quality food. Localim, a portmanteau of “Local” and a French word for food, “alimentation,” is designed to serve as a sort of tool box for people in charge of making food purchasing decisions in […]

France has made important strides in its comprehensive Agriculture Innovation 2025 plan for a competitive agriculture that is respectful of the environment. First launched in October of last year, the plan proposes 30 projects to make agricultural production in France more high-tech and environmentally friendly. A new announcement from the Ministry of Agriculture provides good […]

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. After doing the same catalogue with the intestinal […]

Organic food products in France saw historic growth in 2016, according to new information announced by Agence Bio, the French agency for the development and promotion of organic farming. The agency estimates that the organic market saw an increase of approximately 20% in the first semester of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, […]

After a strong year of exports in 2014-2015, exports of French Cognac liquor are continuing their already strong season of exports over the 2015-2016 period. Cognac exports increased 4.9% by volume and 10.4% in value, equaling 173 million bottles for a value of 2.6 million euros ($2.9 million). Helping push this large increase in exports […]

Scientists at the French Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA) have sequenced the genome of the sunflower, a major achievement that will help improve varietal sunflower breeding programs. This is the first time that the sunflower’s genome has been completely sequenced, meaning that all of the plant’s genes were decoded, assembled and put in the correct […]

The French organic agriculture industry moved into high speed in 2015, the organic food agency “Agence Bio” announced at the end of May. Based largely on increasing demands from French consumers for organic products, the organic food industry saw significant increases across the board in total sales, land devoted to organic agriculture, and the number […]

The French government recently launched its Agriculture Innovation 2025 plan, aimed at improving the capacity of French agriculture to more strongly engage and mobilize research and to convert the advances in agricultural innovation into benefits for both competitiveness on the global market and improved environmental performance. With more than 10% of all public research and […]