Tag Archives: Food Policy

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 […]

The first festival dedicated entirely to the reduction of waste took place June 30 to July 2 in Paris. The Zero Waste Festival was dedicated to providing information, including practical and theoretical support, to the food industry, members of the public, and to local governments and other officials in order to reduce food and other […]

Created by the French government as part of its large project “Industry of the Future,” the Smart Food Plan encourages business innovation in favor of an agro-food industry that’s more connected, more competitive and more respectful of the environment and agricultural workers. The agriculture sector is facing many unique new challenges: citizens are growing increasingly […]

The Directorate General for Food (DGAL), the agency in the French Ministry of Agriculture in charge of food safety and quality, animal and plant health, as well as animal welfare, released its annual report highlighting key initiatives, facts and figures from 2015. Here are some of the key points from 2015. Food policy played a […]

The organic food market reached a record 5.5 billion euros in France in 2015. Production and consumption are increasing in 2015 and are predicted to grow by about 9% by the end of the year. “After increasing 10% in 2014 from 2013 levels to reach 5 billion euros, the market for organic products is continuing […]

French people have always had a special relationship with their food which has deeply marked the history, culture and lifestyle of France. It is in part for this reason that the country’s National Program for Food was created in 2010 as part of the government’s reform of its agricultural and fishing policies. The program was […]

The French Minister of Agriculture, Agrifood and Forestry Stéphane Le Foll visited the United States from June 24th to June 29th. His tightly packed agenda included many meetings with US Agricultural officials on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and events involving international organizations, researchers, farmers and NGOs. At one of such events – a […]

Monday, May 18th marked the launch of America’s first annual celebration of Fresh Attitude Week in six of the country’s largest public school districts: New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami-Dade, Dallas and Orlando. Together forming the Urban School Food Alliance (USFA), these six districts teamed up with the French organization responsible for creating Fresh […]

One of the priorities of the French government is to give everyone the opportunity to have access to high quality food and be able to enjoy their meal. To address this issue, the Council for economic, social and environmental issues (Conseil économique, social et environnemental, CESE) adopted a resolution titled “Fostering a broader access to […]

For the last few years, the establishment of a French nutritional policy has become a public health priority. Nutrition has been recognized as a key element for the prevention and the protection against non-communicable diseases, like cancer, obesity or heart diseases. Indeed, the inadequacy of nutritional intake, linked to the lack of physical activity, contributes […]