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How can food contribute to better health? Jean Seignalet dedicated…

Jean Seignalet (1936-2003) was a French surgeon and immunologist who spent a good part of his working life studying the interconnection between food and health. Although controversial among his peers,…

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The family tree of ecology

Over the past century, ecology has become a main concern for mankind, and thus for governments, international organizations and companies. But where does the concept come from ? Who forged it, what events…

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James Lovelock: Gaïa: A New Look at Life on Earth

Focus on one of the founding works of modern ecology: the Gaia hypothesis, unveiled to the world by scientist James Lovelock at the end of the 1970’s

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Paul Jozef Crutzen: the age of the anthropocene

Nobel Prize winner Paul Crutzen set a landmark when he established that our activities, and the resulting emissions, were damaging our atmosphere and endangering our environment. He also has surprising…

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The 1972 speech: a milestone of Danone’s history turns 40

In 1972, Antoine Riboud defined corporate social responsibility before an audience of top industry leaders. This speech has been inspiring Danone’s approach to business, social and environmental challenges…

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The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation: committing to sustainable…

The Foundation named after Danone’s founder is shortly awarding its first scientific prize for research on sustainable diet and long-term health. A high-profile example of one of the missions the Foundation…

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Alain Caillé: “My hope is to see the triumph of virtuous companies…

An interview with French sociologist Alain Caillé, who calls for a redefinition of our economic system to free it from the absolute obligation of utility, and bring the spirit of giving into the picture.

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Jeremy Rifkin and the Third Industrial Revolution

The famous American essayist Jeremy Rifkin was at the Planetworkshops in Évian last week to talk about the “Third Industrial Revolution”: the title not only of his latest book, but also of an energy…

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Arnaud Ventura: “Every economic agent can have a positive impact…

In the light of the first LH Forum recently held in Le Havre to promote the positive economy, Arnaud Ventura, co-founder of micro-finance Group PlaNet Finance and Founder of the Positive Economy Movement,…

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Arthur Tansley: the founding father of ecology was an “honnête…

He was one of the most influential botanists of the twentieth century, establishing ecology as a field of research and finding the time to write key pieces on psychoanalysis. Meet Arthur George Tansley:…

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