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Bringing food closer to home

February 23, 2021

Nov. 9 then Dec. 16, 2020, in the presence of the Minister for Agriculture and Food as well as the Minister for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses, a group of France’s largest food distribution and grocery stores and the national federation of grocery retailers signed charters to implement different actions to promote fresh and local food […]

On Feb. 4, Périgord Walnut Oil obtained protected designation of origin status: special recognition for this exceptional product, locally known as “yellow gold,” which now benefits from protection across the European Union. Périgord Walnut Oil is a virgin oil, obtained entirely from mechanical processes, extracted either hot or cold. It is obtained exclusively from high […]

Numerous French primary schools have expressed a desire to join in the sustainable development movement by developing their supply of local high-quality products, particularly organic products. Moving from theory to practice often necessitates a large initial investment, particularly for small communities: School cafeterias generally need to equip themselves with materials allowing for cooking fresh products, […]

For the second consecutive year, small and medium-sized businesses were designated by the Ministry for Agriculture and Food as well as Bpifrance to participate in the Agrifood Accelerator, a support program for small and medium sized businesses in the French food sector. Those selected will benefit from a tailor-made support program over a two-year period. […]

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 […]