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The application of products that protect vines is present in all vineyards, notably products that protect the leaves against mildew and powdery mildew, two important leaves diseases. In the context of a necessary reduction in the use of pesticides and of the consumers demand, genetic resistance of vines is key. The French Institute of Agronomic […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

France has launched its English-language guide and call to action for the 4 per 1000 intiative, which can be accessed from this link to the French Ministry of Agriculture’s article. Check it out to learn more about what governments large and small and ordinary people can do to contribute to the initiative, which aims to […]

Agriculture can and must be part of the solution to climate change. The French Minister of Agriculture, Stéphane Le Foll, and Ambassador for Paris Climate 2015, Laurence Tubiana, emphasized this imperative at a conference that took place in Paris on April 27, 2015, during which they introduced the carbon sequestration program for agriculture, named “4 […]

The diet of the future was the theme of the National Agricultural Science Research Institute (INRA) at the International Agricultural Show in Paris last February. The goal was to present the way in which our eating habits will change in the coming decades given the current environmental challenges. INRA’s researchers have been working on products […]

An international consortium of over 30 research institutes -among which are three French research centers – has succeeded in sequencing the entire genome of Brassica napus L, more commonly known as rapeseed. Rapeseed – the plant from which we derive canola oil – is the most important oilseed crop in Europe, Canada, and Australia and […]

A team of scientists from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) has just made headway in the discovery of a source of nitrous oxide reduction, and it’s in our soil! Nitrous oxide (N2O) is one of the principal greenhouse gases responsible for the deterioration of the ozone layer, alongside carbon (CO2) and methane […]