Organic winegrowing in France ‘a very positive trend’

By Rachel Arthur

The popularity of organic wine in France continues to grow: with consumers drawn by the perception of products that are more environmentally friendly, better for health and with a fairer production chain.


Kombucha’s potential reaches beyond millennials

By Rachel Arthur

While the US is the most developed market for kombucha, the category is growing in Europe with the drink’s natural and functional positioning ready to tap into health and wellness trends. But the evolution of the French, German and UK markets shows the...


Frigo Magic app empowers consumers to tackle waste and track nutrition

By Katy Askew

French start-up Frigo Magic is using data to provide consumers with suggestions on how to tackle food waste and calculate the Nutri-Score of recipes. “We have an educational vocation but we do not want to teach lessons,” co-founder and chief technical...

The origin of the disease remains unknown


Bluetongue virus hits France

By Aidan Fortune

French authorities have reported a case of bluetongue BTV-4 in a bovine in the Haute Savoie region.

France plans sliding scale for sugar tax ©piotr_malczyk/iStock

Industry hits out at ‘scapegoating’ as France amends sugar tax

By Katy Askew

Sugar industry body CEDUS Le Sucre has attacked what it described as “unacceptable” and “damaging” moves from the French government to “scapegoat” the sugar industry as legislators put in place moves to amend the country’s sugar tax.


Lifestyle factors hit French fruit and veg consumption

By Katy Askew

French shoppers have reduced their consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables as economic pressures and demographic changes mean fewer people are eating the recommended five portions a day, according to think tank Crédoc.

The mobile abattoir is capable of slaughtering around 150 cows per week

France powers up Sweden’s mobile abattoir

By Oscar Rousseau

Rising demand for ethical and traceable protein has seen Sweden’s Hälsingestintan roll out its innovative mobile slaughter unit in France, heralding a new wave of meat production.

Defra: There's an 80% chance the midge-borne disease bluetongue will spread to the UK

France extends bluetongue virus restriction zone

By Oscar Rousseau

France has increased restriction zones across large swathes of territory as the country struggles to contain the midge-borne disease bluetongue, which has swept through its beef and sheep livestock.

French & German authorities weigh in on 'emotional' glyphosate debate

By Niamh Michail

Glyphosate cannot be classed as a probable carcinogen but its use in formulations could be a cause for concern, says the French food safety authority while the German safety body has called for scientific professionalism to spare consumers unnecessary...


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