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16 Jun 2021

Organic, GMO-free… How to guarantee the compliance of your agricultural supply chain?

French consumers are more and more concerned by the impact of their diets on their health and on the environment. According to a recent Kantar World Panel survey, 79% of French people fear that the food they eat is harmful to their health, and 67% say that they have changed their consumption habits due to environmental awareness. In the face of this evidence, several labels of quality are showing favour with consumers, for example regarding…

05 Nov 2020

Vitawatch: agri-food intelligence round-up for November

Food and health, consumer behaviours, packaging, formulation, sustainable agriculture… What are the latest scientific advances for agri-food from around the world?   Identifying the brain cells controlling sugar craving, genetically modified rice as a treatment for hypertension, peanut waste products as a health ingredient in chocolate, Generation Z's doubts about lab-grown meat...   Read our Vitawatch monthly agri-food intelligence briefin…

12 Jun 2020

Vitawatch: agri-food intelligence round-up for June 2020

Food and health, consumer behaviours, packaging, formulation, sustainable agriculture… What are the latest scientific advances for agri-food from around the world?   The role of immunonutrition in the face of the Covid-19 crisis, diet and dementia, packaging made from the durian plant, breaksin the cold chain, fertilisers made from urine… areas of scientific research can sometimes be surprising but always in service of discovery and innova…

19 Mar 2019

Packaging: eco-design and recycling can reduce environmental impact

Awareness of the environmental cost of plastic waste from food packaging is now widespread amont consumers and food professionals. In addition, new regulations are inciting our sector to develop innovative solutions to get around the vast problem. For all that, plastic is still the material used in 98% of food packaging.   To address this major challenge for the food sector, what solutions are on offer that offer genuinely sustainable solu…

07 Feb 2017

UMR Agro-ecology and LabEx SPS: a fantastic potential for plant research

Two world class reseach units within the Vitagora network group together over over 60 research teams and a total of nearly 900 research personnel, contributing vital knowledge to advance the practices of sustainable agriculture. For the good of our food, our health and our relationship to the environment.   Agro-ecology research unit (Dijon) Improving knowledge and understanding of microbial and plant biodiversity   In 2014, a new Agro-ecolo…

25 Jun 2015

Preserving soil biodiversity - 3 innovative solutions by Vitagora members

Soil, and the diverse microorganisms that it contains, supply a number of services to the ecosystem: water filtration, the regulation of above-ground biodiversity, climatic regulation and air quality…   Today, precision agriculture techniques are being developed to preserve our soil’s biodiversity, including the use of high-tech imaging tools and high-performance biosolutions to strengthen natural plant defenses. Genosol, a one-of-a-kind tool f…

30 Jan 2015

Plant proteins: 3 Vitagora projects develop food industry applications for pulses

Pulses represent an important source of plant protein for animal and human food as well as fixing nitrogen for better soil health. In a context where the yields of other crops are stagnating (rapeseed, wheat, barley etc.) and can lead notably to soil exhaustion, pulses are appearing to be a promising alternative.   For this reason, Vitagora is helping a number of R&D projects to emerge These projects address the critical issue of plant pro…

15 Jan 2015

What conditions would favour a greater uptake of pulse farming

A Vitagora-accredited project is combining agronomy and social sciences to push the uptake of pulse farming in Europe.   The overall changes that agriculture is confronted with are leading more and more agronomists to advocate the integration of certain plants, in particular pulses, into crop systems.   This family of plants - including many  types of beans, lentils or chickpeas -  presents a number of advantages, especially from an environme…

LE COVID-19 : INFORMATION IMPORTANTE

Compte-tenu des mesures prises par le gouvernement, concernant la situation sanitaire liée à la propagation du virus COVID-19, toutes les réunions physiques, manifestations, et visites en entreprise sont à nouveau suspendues à partir du vendredi 30 octobre 2020 à minima jusqu'au 1er décembre.

Cependant, tout comme lors du confinement de printemps, toute l’équipe Vitagora adopte des mesures de télétravail et reste entièrement disponible pour répondre à vos questions et demandes liées aux services et actions proposés par Vitagora.

Nous vous rappelons qu’une cellule de crise au sein de Vitagora liée à l’impact du COVID-19 sur l’activité de nos entreprises agroalimentaires régionales, en lien avec l’ANIA et les autorités régionales, est toujours en place.

Vous pouvez joindre cette cellule de crise pour toute demande relative à ce sujet au 06 72 39 66 96, Tom Vaudoux, ou par email, au elisabeth.lustrat@vitagora.com.

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