When we ask Romuald Vallée, what the concept of bioth-ecology is, he answers «the ecology of the future». This word is of course taken from the word biotechnology. According to us, to continue to dip into the planet’s reserves is no longer a sustainable solution.
This is how we arrive at the strategy of biotechnology, meaning the technologies of the living. This technology makes it possible to cultivate the living without ever putting pressure on nature. To do this, Codif Technologie Naturelle takes a microorganism from the sea before placing it in a bio bank. The company has three banks in total, two in Brittany and one at the Pasteur Institute. This way, the company only needs this one sample, which it reuses thanks to successive replications. So why add «ecology» in this case to the word biotechnology? Unlike other companies, Codif only does natural as Romuald Vallée explains:
“The word biotechnology is frequently assimilates to the term GMO, or modified matter. Meaning by that, taking a natural organism and modifying it to make it produce a drug, for example. In our company, this is not at all our way of acting.”
Codif Technologie Naturelle uses high value-added cultivation technologies to grow plants and algae, identically to their natural environment. It is a technology of «copy and paste» of the living. In this mode of culture, specific living conditions, corresponding to those of the natural habitat of the organism, are recreated.
According to Romuald Vallée, the ultimate goal of Codif’s use of bioth-ecologies is «to take nature, which is already a work of art, and extract the quintessence of it to eliminate everything that parasites it.»