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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 […]

The proactive plan Ecoantibio from 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, is aimed at reducing the use of antibiotics in animal health in order to avoid cases of antibiotic resistance as […]

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 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 […]

The French Ministry of Agriculture has simplified its “A Fruit at Recess” program and made it easier for local governments to participate in the groundbreaking program. Now local governments have less steps to complete the application and the overall process is much simpler. The “A Fruit at Recess” program was started in 2008 and provides […]

Food business operators are held responsible for their products that will be placed on the market. They implement the measures necessary for the safe production of food products and are required to report to the inspection authorities of the General Directorate for Food (DGAL), the branch responsible for food safety of the French Ministry of […]

The Ecoantibio 2017 plan aims to achieve a 25% reduction in antibiotic use in veterinary medicine over five years by developing alternatives that are capable of protecting animal health and that avoid recourse to antibiotics. First of all, this article deals with the five priorities, within the Ecoantibio 2017 plan, outlined by Stéphane Le Foll, […]

For the last few decades, consumption of food supplements has steadily increased. More than 30,000 food supplements are available on the French market. Almost 16% of French adults and 6% of children consumed one of these products in 2012. But some products contain pharmacologically active ingredients which can cause adverse effects. An adverse effect is […]

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 […]