French Agrifood Industry

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 […]

French exports of wine and spirits worldwide saw large increases in both volume and value in 2015, and the United States was at the top of the list. Total worldwide French wine and spirit exports increased by nearly 9 percent in value last year, with a whopping 28% increase in exports to the United States, […]

Futurol, a program for the development of advanced ethanol, has announced two pilot projects for the innovative new type of ethanol that’s less disruptive of the food industry. What makes this type of ethanol so special? The source of biomass it uses. Unlike what’s being called 1st generation ethanol, this type of ethanol uses plant […]

2015 was a year of significant progress on multiple fronts for French agriculture. Major agreements were signed, new and important initiatives were launched, significant programs were put in place, and new French agricultural products were approved for commerce with the United States. Here’s a look at some of the highlights of the major events that […]

Two important changes recently took place in France as part of its efforts to reduce food waste. Starting January 1st, 2016, all restaurants with more than 10 tons of annual food waste (which equals about 240 meals per day) are required to sort biodegradable food waste that can then be used in composting or the […]

The first study of competition in the global cow milk industry shows that France is a worldwide leader in terms of its competitiveness in the sector. The study, based on 2013 data and conducted by Business France, surveyed the cow milk industry in ten different countries and found France to be in the number one […]

As parts of its efforts in reducing climate change, France is taking a new look at one of its most important relationships: how the country relates to food. Two big developments in the country’s food industry have taken place in the past month having to do with local, quality food and reducing food waste. Here’s […]

France is taking the threat of global warming and the climate disruptions it will cause seriously, and is investing time and money into researching innovative ways to mitigate the effects of climate change to our planet – notably its effects on agriculture and forestry. The French Alliance for Environmental Research has released a report, titled […]

October 16 was the National Day Against Food Waste in France. On this occasion, the National Follow-up Committee on the National Pact Against Food Waste, which brings together all food service industries and relevant government agencies, met to set project goals for the coming year. Food waste is an important contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, […]

A highly successful French campaign against food waste will soon be hitting markets in several other countries, including the United States. Les Gueules cassées (which translates as “broken faces.” For the English-language campaign, it will be called “Ugly Mugs”) promotes buying ugly – but perfectly edible and just as tasty – food products that probably […]