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13 August 2018 - Monsanto case : a result that does not solve the problem and illustrates the perverse nature of the so-called “consumer protection system”


Winning cases is not enough ; what is needed is to change the rules and implement them effectively. [read]



11 August 2018 - Fisheries and aquaculture in troubled waters


Despite an outstanding performance of aquaculture, overfishing, environmental impact, as well as serious threats on the quality of products offered to consumers make it that the future of the fisheries and aquaculture sector is uncertain. [read]



7 August 2018 - Pervasive plastic : from food in plastic to plastic in food


For decades, our food has been increasingly contained in plastic; now it is plastic that is pervasively contained in our food… and, consequently, it will soon be more and more present in our body.. [read]



5 August 2018 - The use of pesticides still on the increase in France


Data for 2016-1017 show a growth of 12.4% compared to 2009, while the objective was to reduce the use of pesticides by 50% between 2008 and 2018. [read]



18 mai 2018 - Official Development Assistance, a drop in an ocean of needs


Rich countries give around 0.31% of their gross national income and aid going to Africa weighs less than 0.4% of its GDP. But aid is not only an issue of quantity... Is development assistance really of use to solve poor countries’ problems?  [read]



10 May 2018 - Animal welfare: a cause that makes progress thanks to civil society


Series of scandals have been occurring despite a slowly evolving legislation. This notwithstanding, the animal welfare cause can make good progress because of the commitment of civil society organizations and of changes in consumer behaviour. [read]



5 May 2018 - Is France world champion of food sustainability ?


By obtaining a food sustainability index of 74.8%, France ranks first among the 34 countries for which EIU and BCFN computed this index. But the French food system remains under threat of a series of very worrying processes. [read]



30 April 2018 - Land degradation:  a serious consequence of human activities with dramatic implications on food, health and well-being of world population


A frantic consumption and an economic system that makes that decisions taken at one corner of the world affects land resources at the other end of the planet, are some of the root causes of land degradation. But solutions exist... [read]



25 March 2018 - Is organic agriculture, under pressure from consumers, turning into the central element of the transition from a conventional “chemical” agriculture towards a more sustainable agriculture?


The answer is clearly : yes. [read]



24 January 2018 - Are industrial megafarms the solution for feeding the world?


The answer is clearly “no” : they do not offer a sustainable solution to the food issue, be it from a technical, environmental, social or even economic perspective [read].



17 January 2018 - What future for the European Union’s Common Agriculture Policy beyond 2020?


Criticised for being inefficient and complex, will the CAP evolve and tackle the new challenges of European food and agriculture, while it is feared that negotiations will more likely focus on the balance of contributions vs. payments received by each Member State than on key issues that are so essential in the eyes of the European population? [read]



22 December 2017 - Seafood and tobacco blamed for being responsible for the high level of metal contamination of pregnant women in France


Food for thought as you decide on what you will have on you menu during the forthcoming holiday season! [read]




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