Agri'débats

Let's discover our Agri'débats

During the 2019 Paris International Agricultural Show, some conferences are organized. Let's discover the various topics: 

Monday 25 February at 3:30 p.m.

The contrasting realities of meat consumption

The consumption of red meat began to decrease in the early 1980s for nutritional reasons. Health crises, changes in lifestyle, the ageing population, ecology, animal welfare and cancer fears are all additional factors reducing the amount of red meat consumed.  

Pascale Hébel, Manager, Consumption Section, CRÉDOC, Member of the French Academy of Agriculture 

 

Tuesday 26 February at 10:30 a.m.

Advices to secure my agricultural exploitation

As farmer, you are exposed to security threats.  The damage can have serious repercussions for the financial balance of your exploitation. 

You will get some advices to reduce risks and consequences.

 Safety referrers of the national gendarmerie

 

Tuesday 26 February at 11:00 a.m.

Organics: Fact or fiction? 

French consumers are becoming more and more partial to organic food and it is becoming an increasingly popular topic of conversation. The challenge is determining between fact and fiction. Which labels are genuine? Who sets the rules? Who verifies compliance? Can we trust them?

Florent Guhl, Director of the French Agency for the Promotion of Organic Agriculture

 

Tuesday 26 February at 2:30 p.m.

Are GMOs poisonous?

4 research programs have been launched since 2012 to invalidate or not the toxicity in genetically modified com, some of which had been treated with glyphosate. What is the outcome of these programmes? Have they proved that the GMOs in question are not poisonous?

Gérard Pascal, WHO Food Security Expert, Honorary Scientific Director of INRA, Member of the French Academy of Agriculture

 

Thursday 28 February at 2:30 p.m.

Can we trust science?

In light of the current interest in combining innovation and science, we ponder the ethical debate on the application of science in the living world.

Brigitte Laquièze, Honorary Director of ENFA Toulouse, PhD in Information and Communication Sciences. Member of the French Academy of Agriculture

 

Thursday 28 February at 4.30 p.m.

Testimonial by a passionate farmer: “When you have a passion, you can move mountains, anything is possible. I sincerely believe that.”

Pierre Julienne - "Pierji “ - farms 50 Salers cattle and 30 French Trotter and purebred brood mares and their offspring on his 140 hectare all-pasture farm. His goal is the considered use of grass as the essential basic fodder for all his animals. He uses very few supplements and recycles all his animals’ manure.

Pierre Julienne, livestock farmer from Orne. Member of the French Academy of Agriculture

 

Friday 1 March at 2:30 p.m.

The French and organics 

Who is today’s consumer of organic food? What is the market? The percentage of imported products? How do you find out the details about organic products?

Come and learn about the wide survey undertaken by Agence Bio among 2,000 members of the French public, only some of whom eat organic food.

Florent Guhl, Director of the French Agency for the Promotion of Organic Agriculture

 

Friday 1 March at 11:00 a.m.

Testimonial by a passionate farmer

Jean Claude Pette, a farmer expressing lots of positive ideas and common senses, and who runs a crop-livestock farm of ha in Leudon-Lizines

Jean Claude Pette, milk producer in Seine et Marne, Member of the French Academy of Agriculture

 

Friday 1 March at 3:30 p.m.

Is our food safer in 2019 than it was in 1905?

More than 100 years after the introduction of the first law to suppress food-related fraud and the creation of the first body assessing risks to consumers, where do we stand today in respect of the impact of food on health?

Dominique Parent-Massin, Honorary Professor of Food Toxicity, Deputy Secretary of the French Academy of Agriculture

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