In order to reduce negative effects of intensive farming and to protect soils, lots of farmers choose reasoned production methods. A concept now regulate by public authority (Ecology and Agriculture ministries). The reasoned methods of production in agriculture consist in the implementation of technical means and agricultural practices in conformity with the requirements of the reference system of the reasoned agriculture. This reference system focuses on respect for the environment, control of health risks, safety at work and animal wellness. Intensive agriculture, chemical substances, pollution of water tables and human risks are many reasons which lead farmer to follow sustainable and reasoned agriculture. Find in this category, the environmental news linked to excesses of intensive farming and responses of sustainable agriculture. Learn more about CSR (corporate social responsibility) commitment examples and organisations approaches.

What’s The Ecological Impact Of Coffee And How Can We Help Protect The Planet?

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

Good morning sunshine! Or maybe not, if you haven’t had that critical cup of coffee in the morning. Coffee leaves us feeling energetic, happy, satisfied and ready to go. But how is one of the world’s most sought commodities produced and discarded? Let’s find out more about the ecological impacts of the supermarket-cheap, planet-expensive coffee industry and what we can do…

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Agri-Ecological Small Farms: The Solution to World Hunger and Sustainable Food?

par Clément Fournier Clément Fournier

Should we change our agricultural system for a more sustainable, equitable food supply that will feed the entire world population? This is, in any case, what is suggested by the major study carried out by the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food (IPES Food), who advocate the transition to a diversified agro-ecology made up of smaller, less intensive farms with…

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10 of the most popular foods are also the worst for the environment

par Clément Fournier Clément Fournier

It is common knowledge now that our diet has a very strong impact on the environment. Agriculture contributes nearly 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and pesticides and fertilizers used to grow our food are largely responsible for pollution and havoc on ecosystems. But just what are the worst foods in environmental terms? At the risk of scaring you, most of…

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How Bonduelle’s close relationships with vegetable producers are helping to foster sustainable farming?

par Christophe Château Christophe Château

The agricultural sector is currently facing a number of threats that could, in the long term, endanger humans’ ability to supply ourselves with the food that we need. The challenge is clear—but how can the industry adapt to become amenable to more sustainable agricultural models? Christophe Château, PR, Corporate Marketing, and Sustainable Development Director, outlines the vision of the Bonduelle Group,…

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