• According to the Food Sustainability Index, France has maintained its position in first place for food sustainability for the third consecutive year. The Food Sustainability Index, created and ran by The Economist Intelligence Unit and the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition, is a useful tool used to compare policies internationally.
  • How can we reduce our dependence on plastic? In Brittany, in the town of Saint Malo, two entrepreneurs had the idea of tapping into an abundant natural resource: algae. In 2010, they created the company Algopack that today has several employees working on the project.
  • The 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has taken place in Katowice, Poland this month. Besides its participation as part of the French Delegation in the negotiations themselves (on the themes of agriculture and soils sector) France has taken the opportunity to host several side events at the French Pavilion highlighting the role of agriculture in fighting climate change and in developing an agricultural model that is more sustainable.
  • The annual interministerial symposium between the French ministries of Agriculture and Food, Health, the Environment, and Research and Higher Education took place November 14. This year’s theme was the research and innovation issues and needs surrounding the fight against antimicrobial resistance, a major public health challenge.