Archive for 2016

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HEALTH’ FOODS, IMPLICATIONS FOR AGRO-FOOD INDUSTRIES

The National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) has been led to the conclusion – following in-depth studies on recent results due to introduction of new technologies in the complex area of health issues and their interactions with foodstuffs and feeding – that there are emerging generations of new products that underscore the importance of this sector to the French economy. NATF would strongly welcome a modification of existing rules and regulations that would enhance and accelerate their development.

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Climate change: the potential of technologies must be mustered

Government ratifications of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change commenced April 22, 2016 at the New York UN Headquarters. It is in this context that the National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF hereinafter) is issuing an Academic report covering those technologies that contribute to reduction of greenhouse gas (GHGs) emission and to adaptation measures to be taken in our national economies.

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The National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) recommends that dynamic management policies in favour of biodiversity be included in land planning schemes

The Academic Advice Note approved by vote in the NATF’s December 2015 plenary session - resulting as it did from several years of investigations and debates carried out jointly with the Academy of Agriculture of France - recommends that all land planning schemes and projects include, as of the formal impact assessment stage, all the dimensions of biodiversity, whether positive or negative. In this respect, NATF addresses a series of recommendations to public authorities for consideration in the framework of (or as a complement to) the draft bill of law entitled “To reconquer biodiversity, Nature and landscapes”, currently under examination at the Senate French Upper House).