Institut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement, INRAE


Surprising role of female sex pheromone in crop pest: new biocontrol possibilities?

Life Sciences

INRAE researchers have discovered that female pheromones play a remarkable role in the African cotton moth. In general, these pheromones trigger mate attraction, promoting encounters between males and females during reproductive periods. Astonishingly, the African cotton moth possesses a pheromonal compound whose modulatory effects exceed those of light itself, a discovery that can inform future biocontrol strategies. These results were published on April 8, 2024, in Current Biology.

Environment - Mar 26

LACCAVE: a ten-year research partnership to adapt viticulture to climate change


LACCAVE, a ten-year research project on the adaptation of viticulture to climate change, is coming to an end.

Life Sciences - Feb 29

Unveiling rare diversity: the origin of heritable mutations in trees

Life Sciences

What is the origin of genetic diversity in plants? Can new mutations acquired during growth be passed on to seeds? INRAE scientists, in collaboration with CIRAD and the CNRS, have used the French Guiana forest as the setting for their research, leading to a series of discoveries on this fundamental question in biology. The results were published on 27 February in PNAS.

Life Sciences - Feb 21

Food additive E551 could promote coeliac disease

A recent study has found that food additive E551, also known as silicon dioxide, can reduce oral tolerance to dietary proteins and could foster the development of coeliac disease.

Environment - Feb 14

Towards sustainable mountain pastoralism


PRESSE RELEASE - The EU project LIFE PASTORALP has come to an end after nearly six years.

Environment - Mar 26

A global map of how climate change is changing winegrowing regions


INRAE, Bordeaux Sciences Agro, CNRS, Université de Bordeaux and Université de Bourgogne have analysed trends to come in current and developing winegr

Health - Feb 29

COVID-19: A potential treatment for loss of smell


One of the most persistent and debilitating symptoms of COVID19 is anosmia or loss of smell. Researchers at INRAE and ENVA have discovered that a corticoid treatment could help restore the olfactory capacities affected by the viral infection. These results, published on XX February in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, are a major step forward in understanding and treating this symptom.

Environment - Feb 20

Impacts of the European Green Deal on the agrifood sector


Researchers at INRAE analysed the market and non-market impacts of the European Green Deal on the European agrifood system.

Back to the future: not all grape varieties succumbed to the extreme heat wave of 2019

Life Sciences

Heat waves are increasingly common worldwide, making it necessary to adapt our crops. A new study by INRAE and Institut Agro, based on an experiment conducted during an unprecedented heatwave in France in June 2019, has uncovered regions of grapevine genome associated with extreme heat tolerance. The results were published on 7 February in New Phytologist.