NAFED to contribute and promote ‘International Year of the Millet’ 2023 on global scale
With the objective to accelerate microbiota science
Quebec headquartered Lallemand Health Solutions is joining forces with the French Gut Project, which aims to collect 100,000 French intestinal metagenomes for analysis, and the associated nutritional and clinical data, to accelerate microbiota science and innovation in health and nutrition.
This ambitious research project is an initiative of the INRAE MetaGenoPolis (MGP) unit based in Ile-de-France, and is supported by INRAE, the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment, in close association with the AP-HP (Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris) and with the support of a consortium of public and private partners, actors in the field of microbiota, in the medical, scientific and industrial fields.
The French Gut is part of a vast international project, the “Million Microbiome of Humans Project” (MMHP) which brings together several research institutes around the world to constitute the largest global database of human microbiota with a million of samples.
“By 2027, the stools of 100,000 volunteers as well as the associated nutritional and clinical data will be collected to deepen knowledge of the links between microbiota, diet, and lifestyle. The French Gut will make it possible, from the scientific knowledge generated, to move towards personalized preventive nutrition. It will also pave the way for innovative diagnostics and therapies, particularly in the context of chronic diseases which have been increasing steadily and uncontrollably for three generations. It will also raise awareness among the public, adults, and children, about the microbiota and its link with health and food,” explains Joël Doré, INRAE Research Director and Scientific Director of MetaGenoPolis-INRAE.