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Laure Verdo: “People shy away from organic because they think it’s expensive when inflation is low in the sector”


“My beliefs about food are in Corsica. First, through my grandmother Bastille, who shaped my relationship with cooking. Like all the women in the family, she was afraid of getting fat and often went on a diet, but every now and then she made wonderful family meals that everyone agreed on, such as storzapreti, soft semi-baked dumplings. Gnocchi, semi-quenelles. . There I realized how much civilization was held together by eating together. Storzapreti are served in a large dish, au gratin in the oven, and their name means “Priest Chok”, Because legend has it that one day a priest ate him until he choked.

In Corsica, I grew up near chestnut forests and citrus groves – oranges, lemons, clementines – that were uncultivated and whose peel could be used as pulp. This is one of the things that put me on the organic path: I realized that when they are untreated and harvested and consumed in season, our food is tastier, healthier and more economical because everything can be used. .

Storzapret also has products that are close to my heart: Swiss chard, the most favorite vegetable I love, affordable, easy to grow and so Mediterranean. Macia grass brings an incomparable fragrance, brochiu, which is extracted from the whey squeezed from the tops of sheep and goats, a symbol of pastoralism and our omnivorous state. These animals make it possible to strengthen the most impassable areas by feeding on brush and giving milk.

Community Choice

It took me a while to make this journey. After my bachelor’s degree, I did a post-graduate degree in Nice, then Science Po in Paris. I worked in marketing, L’Oreal and Vuitton, then in consulting. A major health problem brought me back to the basics: thinking about what I really wanted to do, not what to do “well done” on my resume. I was fascinated by the wave “good healthy eating”. He clicked while reading omnivore’s dilemma by Michael Pollan [Penguin, 2006], A brilliant deconstruction of our food system, unfortunately, did not translate into French, and I decided to devote everything I knew to food.

My first assignment was as an independent consultant for a mass distribution company that wanted to get small and medium businesses on its shelves. One thing led to another, I ended up at the head of Agence Bio (which supports the development of organic farming in France), where I defend biodiversity and access to healthy food for all.

Today I see something scary: people shy away from organic because they think it’s expensive, and inflation is less strong in this sector. When you understand what it means – 0% synthetic pesticides – and what it means for both consumers and farmers, the land and nature, you know you can’t live without it. It is a community choice and a life choice. »

Source: Le Monde

In Japan, single mothers face discrimination and great danger


“I feel deprived of my dignity because I am a single mother, I receive public assistance, I do not have enough money for daily food and school, I do not have a job. » 45-year-old Mika, who only gives his last name, like all our interlocutors, is raising two children aged 3 and 7 as much as possible after a divorce. “For domestic violence”. “My ex-husband was fired from his job. He explains. I was mentally exhausted. » Suffering from prolonged Covid-19 and a chronic illness, living in a small apartment in a modest neighborhood in Tokyo, he struggles to find work. “My children want to join clubs and travel, but I can’t afford it. » Allowances are ¥2 million (€13,400) per year. Modest parents cannot help him.

At the heart of the world’s third largest economy, his case is not isolated. The average annual income of single-mother households was 3.73 million yen in 2020, less than half that of households with children and a far cry from the 6.06 million yen earned by single-father households.

“Compared to European countries, many Japanese single mothers live in poverty, even if they work. 85% of single-person households have a job, but 48.3% of them are in poverty.”, explains Yanfei Zhou from Japan Women’s University. According to the OECD, their poverty rate in France, defined as resources less than half of the average income, is 24.1%.

Government envelope

Today, Japan has 1.4 million single-parent households, 90% of which are headed by a mother. Single mothers are part of this “new poor”: those who are overlooked, overlooked, and forgotten by society.

Their uncertainty has sometimes turned into poverty during the coronavirus pandemic, with job cuts in food and other services followed by high inflation. What justifies the statement, Thursday 1Eh In June, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced an envelope of ¥3.5 trillion over three years to protect children, a broad program that includes support for education, violence prevention, the fight against declining birth rates and poverty reduction. The revelation of the envelope follows the creation, 1Eh April, from the Family and Children’s Agency, which Mr. Kishida hopes “will lead to the creation of a child-friendly society”.

Source: Le Monde

Sedena investigates soldiers’ actions in Nuevo Laredo


The Military Justice Prosecutor’s Office will be responsible for evaluating the actions of the military.Credits: Twitter

Elements of the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) which were captured in a video widely circulated in the media with national circulation, will be investigated by the agency to determine the direction of their actions.

Through a press release, the military forces indicated that the investigation of the events recorded in the video started automatically the broadcasting of said audiovisual material.

“The Attorney General of Military Justice, within the scope of his jurisdiction, from the time this edited video material was released, officially opened an investigation into the facts determine responsibilities arising from military legislation.

“For this reason, the Mexican company has the guarantee that there is no impunity in the performance of military personneland no conduct contrary to the rule of law will overlap,” the Sedena said.

The video would correspond to a confrontation that occurred May 18 in the vicinity of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, where a group of soldiers clashed with armed citizens, suspected members of organized crime.

For this reason, according to the military command, it is also the responsibility of the Attorney General of the Republic carry out a parallel investigation, find civilians among those responsible.

“There Secretary of National Defense reports that, as civilians are involved, the office of the Attorney General of the Republic is empowered to investigate them; In this sense, this unit cooperates with said authority in order to determine the corresponding responsibilities”, detailed the Sedena.

So far, the Attorney General of the Republic did not take a position on this fact. Meanwhile, the Sedena has promised to resolve the case with strict respect for human rights.

“This Secretariat ratifies the firm commitment to the Mexican people to act at all times in the fulfillment of their missions. with an unrestricted adherence to respect for human rights and the national law on the use of force,” he concluded.

Source: El Heraldo De Mexico

End of life: what the minister’s new guidance means for structuring palliative care


This is a somewhat indigestible technical document. It is also the government’s first concrete gesture to improve end-of-life support in France. the world had access to a fifty-page manual that mandated regional health agencies (ARS) to organize “Structure of palliative care sectors”. The Ministry of Health will publish the document.

About 380,000 people die each year from cancer, cardiovascular disease, or a serious and chronic illness that causes physical pain, mental suffering, and requires palliative care. Although these patients account for more than 60% of annual deaths (613,200 deaths in France in 2019, the latest statistics before the health crisis), no study can say how many have access to palliative care. But official reports follow each other to warn of gaps in their care and territorial disparities.

Since 2008, the palliative care sector has been organized by a circular that has become outdated due to lack of updating. The manual, the sector’s new “bible”, provides ARS with the long-awaited updated specifications. The text should be published immediately, And Agnes Firmin Le Bodeau, delegate of the Minister of Territorial Organization and Health Professions, held the first meeting on Monday, June 5, to prepare the bill on active assistance in dying promised by Emmanuel Macron. “until the end of summer”. He gathered representatives of the educators to contact them to write the government copy.

Ratios were almost never met

Health professionals are generally opposed to legalizing euthanasia, or even assisted suicide. They, on the other hand, are campaigning to strengthen the offer of palliative care. The government must make commitments in this area if it wants part of the medical world to block the legal text that authorizes active assistance in dying. “The state has an obligation of results to guarantee effective and universal access to end-of-life care”Emmanuel Macron committed it on April 3.

Therefore, education is the guarantor of this political will. It includes nine annexes, four of which are aimed at leveraging the care capabilities of hospital teams. Although 53% of the population die in hospital, only 23% of these deaths involve palliative care patients. For palliative care units (USP), specialized hospital services, the text sets a minimum threshold of three beds per 100,000 population. This quota is not reached today in more than forty departments. And twenty have no beds in USP. Hospital units with high mortality may have an ‘Identified Palliative Care Bed’ (LISP). But inequality remains great. Creuse has 22.7 beds (USP and LISP) per 100,000 inhabitants, Haute-Saône 3.4…

Source: Le Monde

Shane: “Behind 2-euro T-shirts or 9-euro dresses hides an operating system of rare violence”


IThe Chinese brand Shein has become a “fast fashion” giant in just a few years. Nothing seems to be going up. But behind the 2-euro T-shirts or 9-euro dresses hides an operating system of rare violence.

According to a survey by the NGO Public Eye, the workers who produce Shein—workers who come from China’s poorest provinces—work twelve-hour days with only one day off a month. Most often without a work contract and without insurance.

A British Channel 4 documentary took us a little further into the Shein system at two of the brand’s factories. Hidden camera footage reveals tired employees working 18-hour days.

An investigation by Bloomberg, which analyzed Shein’s fabric in a German lab, reveals that Shein uses cotton from the Uyghur region, a region where at least half a million Uyghurs are held captive and exploited to grow cotton.

Consequently, ultra-low prices come at a cost to the consumer: this cost is paid by workers on the other side of the world, which is the waste of energy required to produce millions of single-use garments that are potentially toxic to health and well-being. ecosystems in which they end up.

A symbol of corporate impunity

These ultra-low prices also come at a cost to French and European companies, who are one after the other closing in on the Shein juggernaut, whose ultra-low prices are an unfair practice. This unfair practice is perpetuated by the company’s constant lies about its shares: they are fake and do not comply with French law.

Lies about promotions, disrespect of social rights, harmful working conditions, unstable safety standards, hellish pace, impact of forced labor on production lines, pace of supply renewal, aggressive communication strategy that encourages overconsumption, extortion of personal data, “spam” on social networks is aimed especially at the youngest: Shane pushes the most pernicious logic of “fast fashion” to the limit.

Shein is the most powerful symbol of the culture of impunity that has long dominated global trade: the company hides behind its subcontractors to cancel and does not publish information about its supply chain.

Source: Le Monde

“Transformers: Rise of the Beasts”: Animal robots join the saga


The opinion of the “world” – why not

The Clockwork Thunder blockbuster returns with a fresh take on the franchise transformersafter the second bumblebee (2018), expands on the original Pentalogy, dedicated to giant robot battles, produced by Michael Bay, master pyrotechnician and demolition expert. Since then, Katz has swapped his hat for a producer’s hat and handed the keys to the saga to young directors, in this case Stephen Caple Jr., 35, a native of Cleveland. Creed 2.

The world hasn’t budged one iota: factions of alien robots from a civil war planet continue to clash on Earth, disguised as motorized vehicles. The episode follows the premise of the “prequel” by returning to the origins of the saga in 1994 New York, in the popular and cosmopolitan neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Noah Diaz (Anthony Ramos), an ex-soldier who suffers discrimination in his recruitment, robs a luxury car one evening, only to find himself driving a Transformer: Mirage belonging to a gang of friendly robots led by Optimus Prime. They join him, along with young archaeologist Elena (Dominic Fishback), in the search for an interstellar key, also wanted by the enemy League of Terrorcons, led by the villainous Scourge.

Technological giantism

The fetishization of big machines and the fantasy of technological giantism are the alpha and omega of this saga, inspired by a series of children’s toys and tracked with some obsolescence at a time when Hollywood is moving en masse to software. “woke up”. With its soundtrack drawn to hip-hop classics old school » (Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, Black Sheep, Notorious BIG, Bright East Coast Trend), Rise of the Beasts It also carries out its transformation primarily at the level of actors: get rid of the awkward red crosses previously embodied by Shia LaBeouf or Mark Wahlberg, make way for visible minorities, Latinos and African-Americans, who now belong to the duo of protagonists.

On the more delicate side of ecological consciousness, the robot range is enriched with new “species”, maxims that borrow their forms from the animal kingdom and pride themselves on protecting nature. This moral caution does nothing to take away from the true essence of the show: the conquering hypertrophy of Titan colossi, destroying everything in their path, sometimes not without a certain grace.

Source: Le Monde

Transport: “The choice of iron over bitumen is understandable, but it does not prevent questioning the cost-benefit ratio”


OTalking Train, Wednesday, June 7, at the Council of Ministers. The future plan of transport is presented there. Clement Bonn, delegate of the Minister of Transport, and Christophe Bechu, Minister of Environmental Transition, were to announce the mobility component of the state-region contract, which outlines state support for regional investments in this area in 2023-2027.

Prefects will be able to initiate negotiations with elected officials on specific programs. The government asserts clear priorities. It will be rail and daily mobility. These two areas will mobilize two-thirds of the total commitment of €8.6 billion over five years. A significant effort, as it is 50% more than the 2015-2022 figure.

As a result of this probable choice, the amount allocated for the train will be almost doubled, and the amount for the road will be halved: thus, 2.5 billion euros will be allocated for the renewal of small lines, the development of the railway. Freight, making stations accessible to people with disabilities and metropolitan elected officials valued new, regional RERs, by developing lines serving suburbs and crossing metros. Wisely, the government has changed its semantics and prefers to talk “Metropolitan Regional Express Services”.

bad result

Justified precautions, because the reality on the ground is so far from the romantic visions of railway France, an absolute panacea in the fight against climate change. The choice of iron over bitumen is understandable, as transport alone accounts for a third of greenhouse gas emissions in France. But this does not prevent questioning the train’s cost-benefit ratio, including the environmental one.

Interesting article on the site bonesMobility researcher Jean-Pierre Orphey recalls several figures. Between 2007 and 2019, public spending on rail increased by 39%, following many alarming reports about the state of the network. At the same time, total gross domestic product increased by 13%, government spending by 20%, hospitals by 18% and education by 12%. Therefore, it cannot be said that this sector is neglected.

Thirteen years of effort and 140 billion euros invested later, the result is mediocre. The train’s market share of 10% has not changed and the network is still aging. Because the train is adapted to mass transport, not to the diffuse habitat that characterizes the large peripheries of cities. More modular solutions, with buses of all sizes capable of different routes, are therefore much more efficient and economical. Even if politically it’s less dreamy than shiny TGVs.

Source: Le Monde

Who was María Luisa Manríquez, beauty queen murdered in Tijuana?


The beauty queen was allegedly murdered by her ex-husband.Credits: Special

Maria Luisa Manriqueza beauty queen who was allegedly murdered by her romantic ex-partner, had a long career linked to modeling and beauty pageants which she had been attending for a few years.

The business woman too he was 44 years old and had two stepsonswhom she raised with Carlos Gómez, whom she had divorced just a week ago, according to reports published by local media.

One of his first appearances on the catwalks was in 1998, when he triumphed in the local contest Miss National Holidayswhich opened the doors to a successful career as a model and actor.

In 2021, Manríquez returned to achieve a beauty title in the pageant Baja California State Queen Diamond Categorywhile in 2022 she received the title Category National Queen Tourism. In the same competition, he won first place in the Sympathy and Stylized Regional Costume categories.

This triumph allowed him to represent Mexico in the contest International Marine Beautywhich took place in the Dominican Republic and where Manríquez again won first place.

Another of the edges that stands out in the career of the also director of modeling agencies exposure And At the Tijuana, which offer hostess services for events, is their altruistic facet. Since 2000, Manríquez has offered support to homes, orphanages and shelters.

disappearance and death

Not having been found by her relatives, María Luisa Manríquez has been reported missingfor which elements of the Tijuana police were responsible for trying to locate him.

According to local media, it was an employee of the beauty queen who discovered her lifeless inside his house, in an unused bathroom where they kept some of the materials he used on the catwalk.

The worker said that Manríquez He had several stab wounds.which caused his death.

Videos from nearby security cameras showed just minutes before Carlos Gómez, the model’s ex-husband, entered the house and then He left it in a Ford F-150 pickup.owned by María Luisa Manríquez and then crashed into the column of a bridge located on the Vía Rápida Oriente, in the third leg of the Tijuana River.

At the couple he is survived by two childrenone of whom assured that he would dedicate himself to seeing for the future of his little brother.

Source: El Heraldo De Mexico

Marinette Pichon at Le Monde, a pioneering striker in women’s football


the world Women’s football is not talked about much and Marinette Pichon is only rarely mentioned. but Marinette, A biographical film depicting his career, signed with Virginie Verrier Garance Marillier, has just been released in cinemas, we will have to wait for his departure to the United States to read his name for the first time. However, he has been international since 1994 and is already a star for Les Bleues. But no one knows him.

On April 30, 2002, this story was very carefully announced in a daily newspaper. “Marinette Pichon, the French women’s national team’s top scorer and the first French woman to join the North American professional championships in Philadelphia, was named the best player”. Can we read the National Professional Footballers Association annual awards in the little box that accompanies the article? “Tense final between Linz and Lyon”.

Four months later, on August 26, 2002, the portrait is dedicated to the football player who “became a star”. Correspondent of the world In New York, Pascal Gibernet tells the story of this 26-year-old French woman from the small town of Sainte-Meme (Marne) who became “A star player on the Philadelphia 76ers football team”.

Cheerful and full of enthusiasm

not recognized in France, “Last summer, during the European Championship, Philadelphia coach Mark Krikorian observed” he “It was created as the announcement of this 2002 championship. With 14 goals in the regular season, the Frenchwoman was one of the main reasons for her team’s good course.”

In the journalist’s questioning, he is cheerful and enthusiastic: “The first month was difficult for me because there was a language barrier,” the 26-year-old recalls. I decided to work, learn English for two hours a week. And then everything happened very quickly, because I freed myself in training, I was doing Zouave. In addition, I invented the celebration after the goals, which journalists now call the “monkey dance”. Then the fans sent me two little stuffed monkeys that became Charges’ lucky charms. »

On November 19 of the same year, Pierre Lepidy covered a women’s football match in Saint-Etienne: France-England. Qualification for the 2003 World Cup is at stake, and it is the French who win. This is the first. Among the players reacting in the newspaper columns, Sonia Bompastor and striker Marinette Pichon: “We made a dream come true (…) We are tired of the good little French players who miss the last step every time. Now we are here. We are at the beginning of a great adventure. »

Source: Le Monde

Roland Garros 2023: Thomas Martin Etcheverry’s dream


Monday, June 5, it is almost 11 p.m. In the darkness of Court Suzanne-Lenglen, Tomas Martin Etcheverry drops his racquet after a last forehand too long from his opponent, drops to his knees on the clay and holds his head in his hands. His team is bursting with joy.

By defeating the Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka (33ᵉ) quite easily (7-6[8]6-0, 6-1), the Argentine not only won Roland-Garros, but also. “This is the most beautiful day of my life”exclaims the world number 49 after qualifying for the quarter-finals of the French Open, where he will face Alexander Zverev (27ᵉ), on Wednesday, June 7.

A surprise visitor at this stage of the competition, the 23-year-old right-hander is the only one of the eight players still unseeded. If he has benefited from a favorable part of the table, in which Daniil Medvedev (2ᵉ) and Yannick Sinner (8ᵉ) were eliminated early, his career is far from obscure.

No sets were lost in four games

After taking advantage of the abandonment of Jack Draper (55 ᵉ) in the first round (6-4, 1-0 ab.), he then easily destroyed Alex de Minaur, the 19-year-old world (6-3, 7-6).[2]6-3), Borna Coric, 16th in the world (6-3, 7-6[5], 6-2) and, therefore, Yoshihito Nishioka, without conceding a single set. The only other player to not lose one of their first four games? Novak Djokovic.

The Serb is none other than his idol. “He is the main reason why I started playing tennis. When I arrived [l’équipementier] Chief, I immediately said I wanted his rockets.”– tells the Argentine, who had the opportunity to meet him this year (6-7 defeats).[5]2-6 Rome Masters per 1000), at Roland Garros.

Born on July 18, 1999, Tomás Martin Echeverri grew up on the beach in La Plata, southeast of Buenos Aires. In 2004, his grandfather gave him a pack of speedball — a popular racquet sport in Argentina that involves hitting a ball tied to a mast with a nylon string — for his family’s beach vacation. This gift will change his fate. He says: “I used to play for four hours a day! I was hitting the ball and when I got home I asked my parents for tennis lessons. That’s how it all started. »

A powerful and complete game

After nineteen years, he is in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his career. and not any. In 2004, he watched the French Open final between compatriots Gaston Gaudio and Guillermo Coria – the former winning 0-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 8-6. It was the first game he remembers watching on television. Roland Garros then became his favorite tournament, to the point where he named his dog after it.

Source: Le Monde