French Culture & Savoir‐Faire

After the 50th birthday of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the information portal Touteleurope.eu and the French Ministry for Agriculture, Food Industry and Forestry created a new educational video game offering Internet users better ways to understand the CAP’s stakes and development, from the 1950s to now. The game begins before the CAP’s implementation and […]

In 2010, the Gastronomic Meal of the French was listed as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. This distinction underscores the importance meals in French society and culture. In this framework, the French government selected several towns to create the “Network of Cities of Gastronomy,” providing an organized avenue through which everyone can experience and discover […]

Epoisses Cheese (PDO)

May 5, 2015

Époisses is a soft, washed rind cheese made of cow’s milk from three départements in the Burgundy région of France (northeastern France): Côte-d’Or, Haute-Marne and Yonne. Its history can be traced back to the 16th century, when a religious community of monks in the town of Epoisses is reputed to have begun its fabrication. The […]

2015: Year One of Agro-Ecology

February 13, 2015

The incorporation of Agro-Ecology into law took over two years and required the laying of a solid foundation in the form of ambitious agricultural reform projects. The campaign entitled “Year One of Agro-Ecology” celebrates the assembly of Agro-Ecology’s legal foundation and marks the beginning of what promises to be a proliferation of new and improved […]

The “Ambition Bio 2017” program is one of the most agro-ecological measures taken by the French Government to make producers, distributors, and citizens work together. Six main goals have been defined: To develop organic production. An incentive system will encourage farmers to keep their fields under organic management. This goal will be mainly financed by […]