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France | 21 February 2017
Danone shifts $1bn away from dairy as WhiteWave merger finalises

WhiteWave Foods Co., leading U.S. producer of nondairy milk, yogurt, and ice cream, is driving the marketing direction of its new parent company, France’s Danone SA, even before the merger is finalize...


France | 16 February 2017
Danone to cut costs as dairy business faces pressures

Food group Danone plans to cut costs by 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) over the next three years, saying the turnaround of its European dairy business was taking longer than expected while tough condi...


France | 15 February 2017
French farmers angered by worst crisis in decades

Every time French farmer Nicolas Menier looks at his black-and-white milk cows, he’s reminded that he loses money on each one. That’s why he sent 14 of his 60 Prim’Holsteins to the slaughterhouse in t...


France | 14 February 2017
Le Pen lures French farmers angered by worst crisis in decades

Every time French farmer Nicolas Menier looks at his black-and-white milk cows, he’s reminded that he loses money on each one. That’s why he sent 14 of his 60 Prim’Holsteins to the slaughterhouse in t...


France | 13 February 2017
Why European dairy farmers are protesting

On January 23, 2017, hundreds of European dairy farmers dumped one ton of powdered milk in front of the EU Summit Center in Brussels. This act of protest was directed at the decision in November to re...


France | 10 February 2017
French farmer convicted for helping migrants

A French activist farmer has been convicted of helping migrants enter, travel and stay in France and given a suspended, 3,000-euro fine. The case has called attention to those who have resisted Eur...


France | 20 January 2017
French foie gras farmers angry as bird flu grips region

The mood among the 300 foie gras producers packed into a town hall in southwest France last week was far from festive, having been forced into a huge cull of birds caused by a second bird flu outbreak...


France | 19 January 2017
US to lift ban on beef imports from France

The U.S. will lift the ban on beef imports from France, which have been shut out of the market for 19 years, according to the European Commission. “This is excellent news for French producers,” three ...


France | 11 January 2017
French farmer ignites debate by challenging EU immigration laws

In recent news that is taking the world by shock, French farmer Cedric Herrou, challenged his country's immigration laws in one bold step. Turns out living on the border gives you an added set of p...


France | 6 January 2017
France launches mass duck cull to stem bird flu spread

Authorities in southwest France began a cull of hundreds of thousands of ducks on Thursday (Jan 5) as the government scrambles to contain an outbreak of a virulent strain of bird flu sweeping Europe. ...


France | 5 January 2017
French farmer on trial for helping migrants across Italian border

A French farmer, who has become a local hero for helping African migrants cross the border from Italy and giving them shelter, has gone on trial for aiding illegal arrivals. Cédric Herrou is one of...


France | 3 January 2017
Every third French Farmer making 350 euros/month

A hefty third of French farmers earn less than 350 euros a month – a real crisis the government prefers not to speak about, Samuel Vandal, General Secretary of the Young Farmers’ Union (Syndicat des J...


France | 16 December 2016
Embittered French farmers have little appetite for vote

France's presidential election is generating little enthusiasm on the windswept plains of Normandy, where struggling farmers long ago fell out of love with the establishment, whether in Paris or Bruss...


France | 15 December 2016
France's farmers 'left behind' as election nears

France's presidential election is generating little enthusiasm on the windswept plains of Normandy, where struggling farmers long ago fell out of love with the establishment, whether in Paris or Bruss...


France | 7 December 2016
Wolves 'at the door of Paris' for the first time in 100 years

Wolves have been spotted near Paris for the first time in more than 100 years, scientists have said. "The wolf is at the door of Paris," Jean-Luc Valérie, chairman of L'Observatoire du Loup (The Ob...


France | 30 November 2016
Bird flu continues to spread across Europe as outbreak hits France

Outbreaks of bird flu continue to spread across Europe in recent days, with the first outbreak in France reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). The outbreak was reported along ...


France | 18 November 2016
France tightens precaution measures against avian influenza contamination

France on Thursday raised risks of eventual bird flu strain and imposed strict precaution measures to avoid contamination, the country's agriculture ministry said. "Since recent cases in our Europe...


France | 17 November 2016
Ram tramples man to death as it protects its flock in France

A 94-year-old man was knocked down and killed by a ram that was protecting its flock in southwest France, police and the animal's owner said yesterday. The elderly man "was charged at" by the ram w...


France | 16 November 2016
Rampaging sheep kills 94-year-old man

An elderly man in France has been killed by a rampaging sheep who was protecting his flock. The 94-year-old was ‘charged at’ by the ram before it launched a frenzied attack on him in the French far...


France | 1 November 2016
France's field-to-table agricultural approach

Following on from our feature on French cuisine, New Food decided to speak to freelance journalist Kait Bolongaro for a further insight into what might be described as a ‘post-industrial’ approach to ...


France | 28 October 2016
Controversial head of French agricultural agency speaks out

Philippe Mauguin discusses the balance between basic and applied research, a return to GM crops — and how scientists have settled down since his appointment. Philippe Mauguin’s appointment in July ...


France | 27 October 2016
France's most expensive cow sells for €23,500 to a butcher

A Limousin cow broke the national price record at a public auction in central France on Monday. The five-year-old, 1,050kg cow named Gouache, bred by farmer Jean-Jacques Bros in the heart of the L...


France | 25 October 2016
French consumers vote to pay farmers 39c/l under new milk brand

A new brand of liquid milk launching in French supermarkets this Monday was based on consumers' preferences for farmgate price, animal feed and packaging. France’s largest retailer Carrefour is tr...


France | 20 October 2016
France remains a 'key market for Irish beef' but exports are falling

France continues to remain a key market for Irish beef with sales expected to reach 47,000t in 2016, according to Bord Bia. However, this is a drop of 10% in volume terms year-on-year. Bord Bia’...


France | 18 October 2016
Factory farming could lead us to ‘antibiotic apocalypse’

Data published by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) reveals that the use of strong antibiotics (such as colistin) has risen to record levels on European farms. This situation creates fertile ground ...


France | 14 October 2016
Milk price recovery gives hope of relief to bruised EU farmers

When Chinese baby formula-maker Synutra opened a huge new factory in western France last month with a ceremony of Breton dancing and fireworks, the boss praised the "unbeatable quality" of French milk...


France | 5 October 2016
France launches guarantee fund to help struggling farmers

France will launch a public guarantee system to enable farmers facing a sharp fall in revenue to boost their cash position or refinance their debt at favorable rates, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said ...


France | 4 October 2016
France's secretive milk baron loses for once

French billionaire Emmanuel Besnier gets milk. Transparency and media exposure not so much. Lactalis, the secretive milk empire founded by his grandfather, has been caught in a swirl of bad publici...


France | 28 September 2016
French cows die after eating all winter stock in one night

Almost half of a 50-strong herd of cows in western France ate themselves to death after chomping on the equivalent of a whole winter’s rations in just one night. The farmer in the Loire-Atlantique ...


France | 22 September 2016
Organic food edges towards mainstream in France

Organic food sales in France are set to rise by 20 percent in 2016, the fastest pace in seven years, as farmers and retailers expand in the segment, an organic food group said on Wednesday. France,...