French farmers protest by herding sheep to the LouvreTourists at the Louvre museum in Paris on Friday were caught up in a protest by farmers who herded a small flock of sheep into the building, where they raced beneath the building...
California hit by worst drought in 500 yearsCalifornia is now in its third year of a drought that may turn out to be its worst ever. To make matters worse, the state has just had its warmest winter on record, depriving its p...
Living with robotsThe salon Innorobo, held in Lyon from the 18th to the 20th March, showcased the new generation of domestic robots that will no doubt soon become part of everyday life.
FRANCE - WINE
Burgundy winemaker faces jail for refusing to use pesticidesAn organic winemaker from France's Burgundy region is due in court Monday for refusing to use pesticides on his vines despite a local government order.
France In Focus
FRANCE IN FOCUS
Special edition on the Paris Agriculture FairThis week François Hollande inaugurated the "Salon de l’Agriculture", a highly significant event both in the farming and political calendar. We find out about what approa...
EU allows new GM 'supercorn' productionDespite the opposition of 19 EU members and of the European Parliament, the European Commission gave the green light earlier this month to the cultivation of Pioneer 1507, a US-dev...
Report: French fishermen woo Paris Agricultural FairFrance's fishermen weigh anchor at the annual Paris Agricultural Fair and show visitors how to cook their produce just right, while in crisis-hit Greece, many town dwellers ar...
Report: Family farming centre stage at Paris Agriculture FairFamily pride is on display at the Paris International Agriculture Show taking place in the French capital this week, while farmers in Egypt’s Nile Delta complain that valuable farm...
In The Papers
In the Papers
Are GMO fears justified?Live from the newsroom, Florence Villeminot provides an exhaustive overview of the French newspaper headlines.
Animals remain 'objects' for France’s HollandeFrench President François Hollande has ruled out changing the legal status of farm animals, following calls by a group of prominent French intellectuals who want them recognised by...
Germany's agricultural boomGermany is already Europe's champion for industrial exports, and is now poised to take the lead in agriculture too. By 2013, exports doubled to just over 65 billion euros in a...
Down To Earth
DOWN TO EARTH
India: universe of frugal innovationWhen India launched its first missile bound for Mars last November, the endeavour was considered as much a financial accomplishment as a technical milestone. The Indians had someho...