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Agricultural and food processing

Agricultural and food processing

Between ecology and capitalism


B. Daviron, G. Allaire

Edition 2017

This work provides a synthesis of recent research on the evolution of agriculture and food in a capitalist system. It is based on approaches not well-known in France such as international political economy and ecological economy.

It studies agricultural processing in terms of ecology, history and geopolitics and traces specific aspects of agriculture and food in the 21st century. Lastly, it proposes theoretical approaches with a view to renewing the agricultural economy.


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Le recyclage des résidus organiques

Recycling organic waste

A look at an agro-ecological practice


J. Paillat, S. Houot, H. Jarousseau, H. Saint-Macary

Edition 2016

The recycling of organic waste can be considered an agro-ecological practice which enhances soil fertility, reduces environmental impacts and promotes a circular economy. This book gives readers insight into the bio-geochemical processes involved in recycling organic waste and the products derived therefrom. It offers solutions for various social, economic and cultural contexts, North and South.


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Des insectes au menu ?

Insects anyone?

What the future holds for our everyday diet


V. Albouy, J. Chardigny, M. Prosper

Edition 2016

Insects as part of our future diet!

Just a rumour or a feasible prediction? An entomologist and a nutrition specialist have joined forces to take stock of past and emerging practices and discuss whether insects are a problem or possibly the solution to the food problems of tomorrow... Written in a humorous and easy to read style, this book gives you all the information you need to form your own opinion and, who knows, maybe you will even include insects in your next meal ... Would you care for a little more caterpillar?


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Footprint of intellectual rights on living organisms

Footprint of intellectual rights on living organisms


M. Hermitte

Edition 2016

This book discusses how living resources are protected legally in France. It starts by tracing the history of intellectual rights and conditions for patenting inventions. It then focuses on how the processing industries have become interested in living organisms (from seeds to biotechnologies). Lastly, it looks into how the public authorities have intervened in the legal process, thus creating piece-meal systems on the right of living organisms.


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Restoring Nature to Mitigate the Impacts of Development

Restoring Nature to Mitigate the Impacts of Development

Analysis of Compensatory Measures for the Biodiversity


J. Hay, H. Levrel, N. Frascaria-Lacoste, G. Martin, S. Pioch

Edition 2015

Compensatory measures have in recent years become a major management tool in preserving the biodiversity. They are increasingly used in the new environmental regulations. This concept of environmental compensation raises many issues of interest to ecologists, geographers, economists and lawyers alike.


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Plantes génétiquement modifiées, menace ou espoir ?

Genetically-Modified Plants, threat or Hope?


J. Pernollet

Edition 2015

The French Academy of Agriculture expresses its views here on genetically-modified plants through a dozen or so key scientific, agronomic, economic, legal and sociological questions that are being discussed in society, where the answers are neither simple nor obvious.


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The French Equine Sector in 2030

The French Equine Sector in 2030


C. Jez

Edition 2014

The French equine sector, that has enjoyed steady growth for some thirty years, is currently weakened by international competition, changes in regulations and reduced State support. This book traces the major changes in the sector and explores future possibilities. It sheds original light to help the institutional and economic players in the sector to build their future.


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Can We Live Without GMO?

Can We Live Without GMO?

Sixty Keys for Understanding Plant Biotechnology


G. Pelletier, Y. Dattée

Edition 2014

Faced with a growing world population, agriculture should increase its productivity whilst protecting the environment. Plant biotechnology has been part of our everyday life for more than forty years, and can be mobilised to produce more and better. How can new varieties be bred quickly? Are genetically modified plants virus-resistant? Could the plants be made more tolerant to excessive salt or cold? Why do certain plant biotechnologies, like transgenesis, meet with harsh reception? The authors are addressing here a sensitive news topic to meet the demand of citizens for more comprehensive information.


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Food under Control

Food under Control

Trace, Audit and Advise


L. Bonnaud , N. Joly

Edition 2012

From farm to fork, foodstuffs are subject to numerous controls relating to both food safety and their production and marketing conditions.This work examines these procedures and explores the concrete effects of current monitoring systems in France, England and Italy. It backs up its observations with numerous witness accounts.


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Standardising in the name of sustainable development

Standardising in the name of sustainable development


M. Djama, È. Fouilleux, A. Fortier, P. Alphandéry

Edition 2012

In the current context of neoliberal globalisation and the questions raised over its negative effects, the aim of this book is to show through miscellaneous case studies that the standardisation systems are not only new forms of regulation, institutions and social practices, but that in reality they refer to eminently political issues and to the building of a specific balance of power between players.


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