Policies & Programs

A new French law relating to transparency of agricultural and food products labeling was adopted May 27 by the French National Assembly. This law, supported by the French government, incorporates several of the ideas presented in the Estates General of Food, but that needed, for procedural reasons, a specific proposition that was just voted. This […]

Led by the Institute of Animal Husbandry (a private institute of applied research for the livestock sector), Life Beef Carbon is a European research project being carried out in four countries, France, Ireland, Spain and Italy. Its goal? Reducing the carbon footprint of beef meat production by 15% in ten years. Feedback indicates that the […]

Mobilizing research efforts to accelerate the agro-ecological transition responds to a strong demand from public officials, professionals and society, both in France and in Europe. To address this major challenge, rethinking the way that research should be conducted and developing a common research and experimental strategy not just at the national level is the subject […]

In 2012, in order to promote an recognize the actions on environment by some farmers and ranchers, the French Government, designed, in consultation with all the stakeholder in environment and agriculture, a voluntary system, certified by independent third parties, the High Environmental Value (HEV): the system consists of three tiers, to reflect a more a […]

Smaller eggs, cakes packages with a slight error in packaging, “ugly” fruits and vegetables, and more can all be found on the shelves of “Nous Antigaspi.” Founded in May 2018 in Rennes, this chain of retailers is now heading to Paris after conquering swaths of western France. “Numerous products are either damaged during transport, or […]

Didier Guillaume, French Minister of Agriculture and Food, recently presented 15 new measures aiming to strengthen the fight against mistreatment of animals and to improve the well being of domestic, farm and pet animals. “Two principals guide these announcements: that of ambition and that of rationality. Domestic animals are feeling beings; they have the right […]

France has been committed for several years to a voluntary reduction in the dependence on phytosanitary products and to reducing the impact of their use. As part of this, France is introducing complementary measures starting in 2020 to protect resident populations of agricultural treatment zones. Based on the scientific recommendations of ANSES (a French agency […]

France’s Ecophyto II plan (which aims to reduce the use of pesticides in agriculture) gives a large amount of consideration to scientific expertise. Since 2012, different research projects have been carried out to develop alternatives to phytosanitary products for crops. This includes the LILLA project, led by a French agricultural and environmental research center in […]

Whether it be through banning the use of plastic in tableware, vegetarian meals, organic products, or fighting against food waste, France’s Egalim law that was adopted in October 2018 includes numerous measures for institutional catering. Some of them are already in place, while other will take effect in the coming months. Discover the scope and […]

November 18 to 24, 2019, was World Antibiotic Awareness Week. Identified by the World Health Organization as one of the most serious potential menaces to public health, antibiotic resistance is correlated to the use of antibiotics that generate, over time, an increase in bacterial resistance that threatens the effectiveness of treatments. Since 2016, France has […]