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These farmers cultivate pastel and extract its natural blue pigment

In the Middle Ages, dyers’ blue, a natural pigment extracted from pastel, made the fortune of Picardy traders. “With this wealth, they financed the construction of Amiens Cathedral”, explains Aurore Cottrel. Four centuries later, the organic farmer from Salouël, near Amiens (Somme), tries to revive the cultivation of this cruciferous tree known as “la Waide” … Read more

These farmers cultivate pastel and extract its natural blue pigment

In the Middle Ages, dyers’ blue, a natural pigment extracted from pastel, made the fortune of Picardy traders. “With this wealth, they financed the construction of Amiens Cathedral”, explains Aurore Cottrel. Four centuries later, the organic farmer from Salouël, near Amiens (Somme), tries to revive the cultivation of this cruciferous tree known as “la Waide” … Read more

“Banks will survive the digital euro and get a slice of the pie”

The work of the European Central Bank (ECB) to determine whether it will embark on the ‘crypto’ universe and mint a digital euro is generating much debate in the distributed ledger technology industry – DLT, from English Distributed Ledger Technology-. The fear that private digital currency initiatives such as Facebook’s Libra project will dispute their … Read more