Environnement/Alimentation durable

The in vitro “meat” in France

Better supervision and control of technology is the Senate’s vigilance recommendation. The Committee on Economic Affairs in the Senate recalled its anthropological, ethical, cultural and, in short, political opposition to the development of “cellular foods”. Promising on paper (environment, animal welfare), this innovation according to the Senate, will in no way be essential in the food transition, and would not be without impact on livestock farming. It then made eighteen recommendations grouped into three areas respectively focused on the authorization process strengthening, the information to consumer and research.

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.

The Dutch Master plan for protein transition

The project named Economically-Powered Protein Transition through Innovation in Chains (EPPIC) has for objectives to increase production and consumption of crops high in protein and consequently to accelerate the protein transition in the Netherlands. The EPPIC project catalyses €2.6 billion in economic activity and contributes significantly to reduce greenhouse gas emission in the country.

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.

Environmental labelling scheme in France: the Planet-score

On Tuesday, May 31 the NatExpo team organized a webinar-debate on nutrition labeling and environmental labelling schemes. The five speakers were: Florence Roublot (Natexpo), Emmanuel Fournet (NielsenIQ) as moderator, Sabine Bonnot (Institut de l’agriculture et de l’alimentation biologiques – ITAB, Institute of Organic Agriculture and Food), Sybile Chapron (Nature et Aliments), and Vincent Colomb (Agence de la transition écologique – ADEME, Agency of Ecological Transition).

EFSA published the definitive version of its advice on nutrient profiling: the next steps are up to the Commission

The publication of the advice follows the public consultation to which the draft, endorsed in October 2021, had been submitted.

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.

The new INAO reading guide on the application of the European Regulation concerning organic production and the labeling of organic products

On January 1, 2022, the new Regulation (EU) 2018/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council of May 30, 2018 on organic production and the labeling of organic products came into force. It repeals the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 and its implementing regulations, which remained in force until December 31, 2020.

Agriculture, carbon and climate in France: Report from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Monday January 31 was marked by a series of events to advance on the contribution of French agriculture to the carbon neutrality objective of France and the European Union. The agricultural and forestry sector, as an emitter and collector of greenhouse gases, is at the heart of France’s national low-carbon strategy. Goal: achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.


A series of articles of the French Anti-Waste Law for a Circular Economy (“AGEC” Law) come into force in 2022; some of them have a direct impact on the agri-food sector.