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Many INRAE scientists undertake research projects using animals as models for fundamental research (understanding biological mechanisms), or for research on animal health, genetic and reproduction, nutrition, animal welfare, agroecological livestock systems biodiversity, environmental protection and wild species conservation.. The long-term goal is to develop alternative testing methods. For cases where replacement by other approaches is […]

The Castelnaudary bean is a white dry bean of the Phaseolus vulgaris species with an ivory white color. It has a large grain with a kidney shape which rehydrates which, once cooked, allows it to be soft and melting in consistency, while maintaining its shape and its skin. It was introduced by Catherine de Medicis […]

Guaranteeing the independence of advice given to farmers: that is the goal of an order to separate advice and sales/application/marketing of phytosanitary products published April 24, 2019. This order, which came out of the “Egalim” law of Oct. 30, 2018, aims to prevent any risk of conflict of interest which might arise from the coexistence […]

The French Ministry of Agriculture and Food, in partnership with the French Chambers of Agriculture, announced on Jan. 12, 2021, the opening of the “Frais et local” (“Fresh and Local”) platform, allowing for the easy identification of producers from partner networks and of places to purchase from them nearby. The platform today includes more than […]

Annick Girardin, Minister for the Sea, and Julien Denormandie, Minister for Agriculture and Food, announced the opening of two new calls for projects as part of the fishing and aquaculture component of the French Recovery Plan. With the launch of these calls for projects, the French government hopes to accelerate the development of sustainable and […]

A new call for projects, funded with €7.5 million by the French recovery plan (France Relance), was launched Dec. 1 to develop project in favor of healthy, local, and sustainable food in the heart of France. It is part of the goals developed by the National Program for Food (Programme National pour l’Alimentation, PNA). The […]

The Cevennes Chestnut is one of France’s newest agricultural products benefitting from Protected Designation of Origin status, but the history of this agricultural tradition dates all the way back to the 11th Century. Over the ages, chestnut groves, which grew to cover 120,000 acres across its region of production, became the epicenter of an ecosystem […]

Towards greener vineyards

December 11, 2020

Fungi, insects, nematode weeds and all these pests are seemingly plotting to wreak havoc in the vineyards. Not surprisingly considering the wide range of their enemies, vineyards are one of the most pesticide-intensive crops, which raises public health concerns in France and elsewhere. If the need to decrease the amount of crop protection products is […]

Fermentation for the future

December 11, 2020

Which characteristic do cheese, bread, beer, wine and salami share in common? The answer is easy: all of these products have experienced a fermentation process. Some microorganisms such as bacteria or yeast have transformed their basic material into nutritional and organoleptic features. The vegetables group is missing from the list. In Asia or East Europe, […]

A new call for projects, funded with €7.5 million by the French recovery plan (France Relance), was launched Dec. 1 to develop project in favor of healthy, local, and sustainable food in the heart of France. It is part of the goals developed by the National Program for Food (Programme National pour l’Alimentation, PNA). The […]