· Published in Cities versus multinationals

France’s New “Municipal Farmers”

Nearly four billion meals are dished out every year in France’s school cafeterias and childcare kitchens. Catering companies such as Sodexo currently dominate this market, but, more often than not, the meals have little nutritional value and the companies fail to factor in environmental concerns. A number of towns in France are challenging such a system by growing their own produce for their own school cafeterias.

Read this article on OpenDemocracy

By Barnabé Binctin

Illustration: Eduardo Luzzatti

Photo: Rieul Techer CC BY-SA via Wikimedia Commons

All the versions of this article: [English] [français]
Article published as part of our investigation: «Cities versus multinationals»
More about our investigation