14-July: Emmanuel Macron flew with the Patrol of France, a first for a president
© Sarah Meyssonnier/AP/SIPA before the National Day, the head of state Emmanuel Macron has embarked on a Patrol of the Patrol of France. This is the first time that a French president has taken such an initiative. "I can testify to this: our soldiers are ready for tomorrow and we will be there to tell them our pride," said Emmanuel Macron Wednesday evening on Twitter. The President of the Republic shared his experience with the Patrol of France.
in the face of significant losses of fruits and vegetables due to drought, Jacques Rouchaussé pleads for better adaptation of restrictions 'Water under penalty of losing food sovereignty. © supplied by Franceinfo
"We have damage to yields and we make these losses between 25% and 35%", said Tuesday August 16 on Franceinfo Jacques Rouchaussé, president of vegetables from France, while France is still affected By the most violent drought since 1976. "The water restrictions that are taken will have to be better suited" to protect "French sovereignty and food security", he adds.
Franceinfo: How much do you cost the losses on production?
With drought, milk producers in the face of the risk of
shortage in France, the current climate deprives food cows. As a result, milk yields are lower, while producers are already facing an increase in their expenses. © The Yomiuri Shimbun via AFP Some producers are forced to sell their cows to reduce their charges. "I have around fifty cows, but I will have to sell at least one third." This year, Bertrand Besson, a milk producer in the Loire, has no choice: he is forced to reduce the number of animals in his farm to reduce his charges.
Jacques Rouchaussé: We have damage to yields. For the moment, we quote these losses between 25% and 35% decrease. We must alert to the fact that if we want food sovereignty, if we want food security, we really have to find ways to continue to produce on our territory. When we talk about food safety, the water restrictions that are taken will have to be better suited today. You have to be realistic and pragmatic. Obviously, for swimming pools, do not fill them. However, it is imperative to use water to continue to produce for our food sovereignty.
"Today, you should know that one in two vegetables is imported into France. What do we want? The end of France?"
Jacques Rouchaussé, president of vegetables from France
will prices increase?
Somalia: one million people displaced by drought
© Simon Maina Wooden chore for Turkana women, in the far north of Kenya, on the borders of Somalia, on July 12, 2022 The drought that rages in Somalia A reached an unprecedented level and made a million displaced people, alerted the UN on Thursday and the Norwegian council for refugees (NRC). More than 755,000 people were moved this year inside Somalia due to the serious drought that strikes the Horn of Africa, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the NRC.
Our product is dependent on production. If you have a big production, the course is almost normal, if the production is low, it may be, I may say, there is an increase. Today, when we see the combination of the load increases, the drought, we have an accumulation that makes producers wonder if they will continue to produce or not. I had producers on the phone, they are very worried and wonder if tomorrow they will still be able to produce fruits and vegetables.
Do you need aid for producers who lose a large part of their production?
Absolutely. When we talk about food sovereignty, the government must get their hands on the wallet to help producers pass this difficult course. Since the beginning of the year, we have undergone all the increases because of the war in Ukraine. Add to that the drought ... If tomorrow we still want to have French production, we will have to help producers so that we can continue to supply French consumers with France of France they ask for.
Concern for B.C. sockeye salmon as Fraser River return estimates drop by millions .
VANCOUVER — Optimism over an expected bumper season for wild British Columbia sockeye salmon has turned to distress, after a regulatory body's estimate of returns to the Fraser River dropped by nearly half this week. The Pacific Salmon Commission's pre-season estimate of 9.8 million returning fish went down to 5.5 million Monday, prompting environmentalists and fishers alike to express concern. "It's disturbingly bad," said Greg Taylor, seniorThe Pacific Salmon Commission's pre-season estimate of 9.8 million returning fish went down to 5.5 million Monday, prompting environmentalists and fishers alike to express concern.