The Roquette Foundation for Health has announced that it is a partner of the “Microbiota, inspired by Gut: the inside story of our body’s most under-rated organ” exhibition, which has opened to the public at the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie in Paris this week. The Foundation, which operates under the aegis of the Fondation de France, was created last year by Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients for the Food, Nutrition and Health markets.
For the first time, the Roquette Foundation for Health has teamed up with a cultural organization, Universcience, to support an exhibition.
Anne Lambin, Head of the Roquette Foundation for Health, said: “We are delighted to be supporting the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie with this exhibition, which is opening in Paris first, before being transferred to other venues outside of France. Visitors will have fun while learning all about the inner workings and secrets of our microbiota. The intestinal microbiota we have in our gut from birth plays a critical role in keeping us healthy. A thriving microbiota is a sign of a flourishing organism from a physiological, psychological and behavioral point of view. The digestive system and dietary habits are covered to give visitors a better understanding of their body. This partnership fits perfectly with the Foundation’s and the Roquette Group’s objectives of improving the well-being and health of millions of people around the world.”
Edouard Roquette, Chairman of the Roquette Foundation, said: “Since it was created a year ago, the Roquette Foundation for Health has been actively involved in programs to improve health through food and nutrition. The Roquette Group is proud of the work that our Foundation and the organizations it supports are doing in the area of Lille, across France and around the world. By establishing the Foundation, the Roquette Group has given a new dimension to its social commitments, a dimension that resonates well with our employees and all our partners.”