AGEC law: which requirements in 2023?

The law on the fight against waste and the circular economy (AGEC) of 2020 lays down provisions which will be phased in over time. We discuss the ones that will have an impact on the agri-food sector in 2023.

Exercising in the morning would promote good cardiovascular health

The impact of the rhythm of daily physical activity (here called “chronoactivity”) on the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains unknown. The aim of this study is to examine the associations between chronoactivity and different cardiovascular outcomes based on physical activity data from the UK-Biobank.

In France, about 50% of total protein intake should be animal-based to meet nutritional recommendations on non-protein nutrients according to age and sex

Nutritional recommendations for a sustainable and healthy diet include plenty of variety in the consumption of minimally processed plant-based foods (fruits, vegetables, nuts, unrefined grains, legumes, etc.) and moderate amounts of animal food sources. This study provides factual information on the contribution of animal protein to total protein meeting all recommendations without additional cost.

Launch of One Health Joint Plan of Action to address health threats to humans, animals, plants and environment

A new One Health Joint Plan of Action (OH JPA) has been launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH). This first Joint Plan on One Health aims to create a framework to integrate systems and capabilities so that we can collectively better prevent, predict, detect and respond to health threats. This initiative aims to improve the health of humans, animals, plants and the environment, while contributing to sustainable development.

Prohibition of use of the words “steacks”, “burgers”, etc … to designate the plant based substitutes in France

The decree of the Official Journal (OFJR) “Laws and Decrees” n° 0150 of June 30, 2022 will prohibit from October 1, 2022 “the terminology specific to the sectors traditionally associated with meat and fish to designate products not belonging to the animal Kingdom”. However, it allows the marketing of “foodstuffs manufactured or labeled” before this date (October 1) until December 31, 2023 at the latest.

Good perception of organic products by the French

On March 14, 2022, Agence Bio posted its 19th Barometer of consumption and perception of organic products online in partnership with the CSA Institute.

New dietary recommendations from the American Heart Association for cardio-metabolic health

This review of the scientific literature aims to bring together the available evidence relating to diet and cardiovascular health to provide knowledge-based advice on the key components of diets to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. This article suggests the adoption of population-wide dietary advice.

The French online platform NumAlim becomes UniversAlim

During the year 2021, the NumAlim database has developed and changed its name. Indeed, the site for referencing food products has changed its name to become UniversAlim. At the same time, NumAlim also created the HubAlim.

New food recommendations from Santé Publique France for young children and the elderlies (PNNS 4)

Santé Publique France announced in its September newsletter,  the objectives and development axes of PNNS 4 for the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022.


Over the last months, winds of criticism have blown against the system, that yet meets increasing approval among consumers; modifications to the algorithm are not excluded. Orchidali summarizes and comments the issues.