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14 March 2013
View news from France France Sets New Course for Agriculture
FRANCE - After 50 years of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), French farm minister Stéphane Le Foll is setting aside France's postwar productiviste past as he prepares to turn the country into a European leader for agroecology, writes Peter Crosskey....
13 March 2013
View news from France Beef and Lamb Consumption Drops Following Output Decrease
FRANCE - Production of beef and lamb fell 5 per cent in 2012 having a knock on effect on consumption, which fell 2 per cent....
27 February 2013
View news from France France Demands European Level Labelling of Ready Meal Meat
FRANCE - Labelling requirements for meat in ready meals were escalated to a European priority by French president François Hollande over the weekend, writes Peter Crosskey. ...
11 February 2013
View news from France Ceva Records Double-Digit Growth for Third Successive Year
FRANCE - Consolidated sales of the Ceva Group reached €607.3 million (US$782 million) in 2012, up by 14 per cent on 2011 and 10 per cent at a constant perimeter and exchange rates....
30 January 2013
View news from France Japan to Lift French Beef Block
FRANCE – Senior government ministers have welcomed news that Japan will lift beef age limits to include cattle under 31 months of age, the Council of Food Safety and Pharmaceutical Affairs Ministry of Health confirmed this week....
28 December 2012
View news from France Maize Predicted to be Better than Expected
FRANCE - “Despite the exceptionally challenging growing season, much of the maize harvested this year will feed better than you think,” says Robin Turner, Caussade Semences maize specialist....
19 December 2012
View news from France French Farmers Demand Flexible CAP Aid
ANALYSIS - Rising production costs in the French agricultural sector have more than countered the improvement in prices and next year the situation is expected to get worse, writes Chris Harris....
18 December 2012
View news from France Farm Income Report Shows Difficult Year
FRANCE - The Commission of National Agricultural Accounts has released the results of the farm income forecast for 2012 showing smaller volumes and higher costs of production are threatening rural life in some provincial French areas. ...
19 November 2012
View news from France French Prime Minister Demands Reform Satisfaction
FRANCE - The French Prime minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault has called for a successful European Policy reform but had stresses French interests must be satisfied....
01 November 2012
View news from France Brucellosis Case in Wild Goats
FRANCE - An outbreak of brucellosis has been reported in South East France, affecting four mountain goats (Alpine ibex). ...
08 October 2012
View news from France French Cattle Supplies Continue to Decline
FRANCE - The latest figures published in September by the French Ministry for Agriculture, Food and Forestry show a 10 per cent decline in finished cattle slaughterings during August compared to a year earlier, writes Bernadette Byrne from the Paris...
02 October 2012
View news from France The 26th SPACE: Looking to the Future
FRANCE - The 26th SPACE trade fair took place from 11 to 14 September 2012 in Rennes in a very positive atmosphere, with much high-quality dialogue, both at exhibitors’ stands and at the 50 organised conferences....
21 September 2012
View news from France FAO and OIE Work on Formal Accord
FRANCE - The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN and the World Animal Health Organisation are to work on a formal accord to address the overlaps in the mandates of the two agencies and facilitate and improve cooperation. ...
20 September 2012
View news from France International Coordination Stabilising Food Prices
FRANCE - Better international coordination and increased information exchange are helping to ease tight markets, French President François Hollande and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva agreed during discussions in Paris this week. ...
18 September 2012
View news from France French Govt Acts to Save Producers from Increasing Costs
FRANCE - With the costs of production, in particular grain prices, increasing, the French government has proposed a strategic action plan that will help producers deal with escalating costs and in the long-term, protect consumers from rising food prices....
14 September 2012
View news from France Investment Fund Established for Livestock Producers
FRANCE - With livestock producers suffering from high feed prices, a solidarity fund has been established by grain producers. It is expected this fund will lower the cost of production for producers as well as provide them with some means to invest in...
07 September 2012
View news from France Minimising Pain in Farm Animals
FRANCE - Recently, the French National Institute for Agricultural Research appointed an expert committee to review the issue of pain in food-producing farm animals. To minimise pain, the authors developed a ‘3S’ approach accounting for ‘Suppress,...
21 August 2012
View news from France Biomin.net Now Available in French
FRANCE - BIOMIN has now launched a French version of the corporate website www.biomin.net....
12 June 2012
View news from France Global Protein Market in State of Structural Change
FRANCE - The world is no longer one of structural surpluses, it is a world of structural scarcity David Nelson, a global strategist with Rabobank's Food and Agribusiness Research and Advisory Group told the World Meat Congress in Paris last week, writes...
08 June 2012
View news from France WMC - Industry Warned over Unintended Consequences of Changes
FRANCE - The global meat industry was warned to take a lesson to from the decline of the horse slaughter industry in the US at the World Meat Congress in Paris this week, writes Chris Harris. ...
06 June 2012
View news from France Sustainability Theme to World Meat Congress
FRANCE - The World Meat Congress opened its doors on Tuesday (5 June) with its eyes firmly set on the subject of sustainable production, writes Chris Harris in Paris. ...
View news from France Meat Congress Meets Challenges to Global Industry
FRANCE - The global meat industry has two main challenges - to meet the growing world demand for food and the challenge to meet environmental concerns, writes Chris Harris from the World Meat Congress in Paris. ...
View news from France WMC - IMS in Partnership with FAO on Livestock Emissions
FRANCE - The International Meat Secretariat is to join forces with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations to establish global standards to assessing the impacts of greenhouse gas emissions caused by livestock production, writes Chris...
23 May 2012
View news from France OIE: More Schmallenberg Outbreaks Reported
FRANCE - Sixty-nine more outbreaks of Schmallenberg virus have been reported to the OIE....
10 May 2012
View news from France Veterinarians Demand Faster Diagnostics
FRANCE - Speed and accuracy are the key features that veterinarians and farmers want from diagnostic tests, a new Europe wide survey has revealed. ...
View news from France OIE: Brucellosis Outbreaks Reported in France
FRANCE - Brucella abortus and Brucella melitensis outbreaks have been reported to the OIE....
19 March 2012
View news from France France Looks to Compensate Schmallenberg Victims
FRANCE - Livestock professionals met with Agriculture Minister Bruno Le Maire last week to discuss the Schmallenberg situation in France. ...
13 March 2012
View news from France Stunning the Rule, Ritual Slaughter the Exception
FRANCE - When it comes to slaughter, stunning is the rule, ritual slaughter is the exception, said Agriculture Minister Bruno Le Maire, when shedding the light on the practice of ritual slaughter in France. ...
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