Research & Innovation

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 […]

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, […]

Pastoralism plays an essential role in the life of mountains. It particularly helps in the maintenance of the landscape, but also in the local economy and tourism, and helps maintain rich prairie biodiversity. But in the face of recent changes brought about by the warming of the atmosphere, will these fragile production systems be able […]

French people broadly believe that cooking at home is cheaper than buying ready-to-eat dishes. INRAE researchers just challenged this idea. Their results, published in Public Health Nutrition on May 27th, show that cooking at home from raw ingredients is actually more expensive than buying prepared foods, when taking into account cooking time. In 1973, French […]

Cafeterias — whether in the workplace, in schools, or in other institutional settings — are a cornerstone of the French agroecological transition. Researchers at INRAE Occitanie-Toulouse Center investigated last spring to better understand the practices, constraints and drivers of using legumes in the kitchen, as well as their position in menus and corresponding supply chains. […]

Diagnose plant diseases on your smartphone and discover treatments, signal the arrival of the formidable giant Asian hornet… French Phytopathologist researchers have developed over the past 15 years websites and smartphone applications in the service of plant health. Apps that bring together scientific expertise and participatory science! “We aggregate encyclopedic knowledge of agronomic experts to […]

During the International Agricultural Show in Paris earlier this year, banana producers from France’s overseas territories presented the Pointe d’Or (“golden point”), a new variety of banana produced without phytosanitary products. “This is a naturally natural banana,” explained Tino Dambas, a banana producer from the French Caribbean island territory of Guadeloupe. The fruit of 20 […]

French scientists from INRAE (the French Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Research), Inserm (the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research), Sorbonne University and the company SOLAGRO conducted a multi criteria study on the new French dietary guidelines. Their results, published on March 23rd in Nature Sustainability, show that following these recommendations has a […]