As part of the European project HabEat (2010-2014), coordinated by INRA and involving 10 scientific partners, researchers have made a step forward in the understanding of how eating behaviours and preferences form in early life. On March 31st and April 1st in Dijon (France), a symposium presents the results and recommendations for early childhood professionals and parents.
Conservation agriculture: blazing a trail through research
Conservation agriculture, a trend that is catching on the world over is difficult to define and raises some issues when it comes to implementation. This report aims to shed light on the concept through research carried out by INRA and its partners.
Recent analysis of herbarium specimen collections, some over 200 years old, suggests that the risk of herbicide resistance may be greater than previously thought: now more than ever, the necessity to diversify weed control practices has come to the fore. The findings, obtained by INRA researchers in Dijon’s Agroecology Research Unit, were published in the October 2013 issue of the scientific journal Plos One.
Free access to scientific publications on the internet makes widespread and equal sharing of knowledge possible. At the same time, however, it subverts economic rules in traditional publishing, whereby the reader pays a subscription to read the articles in a journal. Several models have emerged to divide publication costs among publishers, authors and readers in other ways.