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June 23, 2020
The French government’s agricultural research institute found that banning glyphosate will significantly increase production costs for French farmers practicing no-till and conservation agriculture.
June 10, 2020
In May 2020 France notified the European Commission of its intention to delist in-vitro random mutagenesis with chemical or physical agents to comply with French Council of State’s February 2020...
May 28, 2020
The French food processing sector is valued at $212 billion with over 17,650 food processors from small family owned businesses to some of the largest food companies in the world.
May 21, 2020
On April 8, 2020 France published its fifth emergency decree banning fresh cherry imports from countries where the use of the chemical dimethoate is permitted in cherry production.
May 21, 2020
Clusters of COVID-19 cases have been found in workers at three French slaughterhouses since April.
April 1, 2020
France as a member of the European Community has implemented EU regulations for the import of animal and plant products.
March 10, 2020
EU-27+UK chicken meat production is expected to increase slightly again in 2020 driven by both domestic and export demand.
February 26, 2020
France has no commercial production or field trials of genetically engineered (GE) crops.
January 22, 2020
After months of debate, in December 2019 France announced required no-pesticide buffer zones between treated crops and inhabited areas.
December 18, 2019
France imported $1.53 billion of food and agricultural products from the United States in 2018.
November 27, 2019
At nearly 313.5 MMT, the total MY2019/20 EU28 grain crop is around 2 MMT higher than the previous forecast, with higher wheat, corn and barley production partially offset by a lower mixed grain....
November 5, 2019
FAS Paris obtained a waiver from the French Ministry of Agriculture that allowed the U.S. foundation Wreath Across America to import into France 10,000 U.S. sourced balsam pine wreaths....
November 5, 2019
On October 16, 2018, French President Emmanuel Macron named Senator Didier Guillaume as the new French Minister for Agriculture and Food.
August 1, 2019
More than 70 percent of French household food purchases are made in supermarkets and local smaller discount stores.
July 31, 2019
The unprecedented heatwave in June across much of the European Union attracted attention to the outlook for the MY2019/20 EU28 grain crop.
July 26, 2019
A recently published French study funded by the French Food and Environment Safety Agency (ANSES) found that Bisphenol S, a common substitute of Bisphenol A in food packaging....
June 18, 2019
The European Commission has published in the EU Official Journal updated legislation amending the EU Regulation on Spirits.
May 9, 2019
During its last plenary session in April 2019, the European Parliament has adopted the draft regulation to increase transparency and sustainability of risk assessment in the food chain.
May 8, 2019
On April 18, France published its fourth emergency decree banning fresh cherry imports from countries where the use of the chemical dimethoate is permitted in cherry production.
May 8, 2019
France announced a ban the sale of food products containing titanium dioxide (TiO2) starting January 1, 2020 based on an opinion published by the French food safety agency (ANSES) recommending....