France to introduce food vouchers for poor families

The French authorities plan to introduce from 2023 checks on "organic and local products" intended for low-income families, announced on France Info radio Gabriel Attal, Minister of Public Accounts.

« The objective is to support French people who do not have the means to eat organic and local products“, he clarified, adding that the government hoped "to be able to present this measure in 2023".

In any case, the implementation of this initiative will require the resolution of several technical problems. " We have not yet found the technical solution to guarantee that this aid obviously benefits the French people who need it, but also our local and organic producers."Said Gabriel Attal.

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According to him, this project is currently managed by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Recovery.

French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne has announced that one of her priorities is to protect the purchasing power of the population in the context of rising inflation. It examines in particular direct transfers to bank accounts to compensate for the rise in food prices and the introduction of food vouchers for low-income families.

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The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (Insee) reported earlier that inflation in France this spring reached a level similar to that of the mid-1980s. This rise in inflation resulted from the growth prices of services and food products, especially fish (+12%) and vegetables (+9%). Rising prices in restaurants also contributed to inflation.

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