French Agrifood Industry

In the face of the countless amount of data on the state of the oceans, France’s Research Institute on Use of the Sea (IFREMER), has established a new super calculator, called Datarmor. Featuring data processing and storage abilities ten-times more powerful than previous processors, Datarmor aims to accelerate and refine marine research in the field […]

A vast international consortium of researchers involving France’s leading agricultural research institute, National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), and the University of California at Davis and Stanford University, highlighted the existence of a large variability in answers concerning the effect of the composition of countryside surrounding farms in controlling bio-aggressors like pests and weeds. This […]

Certain pesticides and other phytosanitary products, while useful to agricultural production, can have negative impacts on the environment that exceed the benefits of their use. Because of this, France has taken the initiative to reduce pesticide use by 50 % by 2025 through its Ecophyto plan. Reducing the use of pesticides is great news for […]

French horse-related organizations have officially finished their work on a comprehensive guide to horse welfare in France. The manual on best practices in the horse industry has now been submitted to the French Ministry of Agriculture, where it will be evaluated by the scientific agency analyzing all food safety and animal husbandry policies, and then […]

Food security for refugee populations and uncertainty around future budgets for food aid from the United Nations can only be reconciled with well-targeted food aid that is precise and efficient. Research from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and other institutions have proposed to simultaneously take into account individual data and aggregated data […]

On April 25, members of the egg industry in France officially launched the logo “Eggs of France.” This label will guarantee the French origin of eggs and their quality. Implementation in stores is scheduled to start in September of this year. After “Meat of France,” “Fruits and Vegetables of France,” “Flowers of France,” and “Potatoes […]

The rose is an ornamental plant emblematic of the history of humanity from both a cultural and economic point of view. Celebrated since antiquity by countless artists, appreciated for its fragrance and the beauty of its flowers, roses are today the most purchased flower in France, while the rose plant is an essential decorative plant […]

In order to meet the challenge of feeding a growing global population in a healthy and sustainable way, one of the tools is to strengthen the natural defenses of plants against pathogens, and particularly viruses. Among resistant plant varieties, natural mutations were selected for a study on this topic by the French National Institute of […]

The French Ministry for Agriculture and Food, along with the ministries for Economy, for Research and innovation and for Environment, has announced eight calls for project proposals on the theme of ecological and energy transition. This issue is at the heart of transforming economic sectors and allows for new market opportunities for businesses. This falls […]

The French National Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA) undertook a program starting in 2000 to create wine grape varieties possessing sustainable resistance to the main fungal infections that affect grape vines. This project has just led to four new varieties with natural resistance to mildew and ash disease, and whose wine quality is equivalent to […]