France: says “no” to glyphosate!

 

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Excellent!  – France announces end of glyphosate!

French Minister of Agriculture Didier Guillaume announced that France will stop using glyphosate.
France also plans to halve the use of pesticides, insecticides and fungicides by 2025.

 

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As early as January 2019, a court in France withdrew approval from Bayer’s Roundup Pro 360 weed killer.
This is a herbicide that contains glyphosate of the “Monsanto / Bayer” group and is mainly used in the wine industry. In 2018, a ban on five neonicotinoid pesticides entered into force in France.
This move brings the country to the head of a campaign against chemicals blamed for decimating bee colonies.

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In May 2019, the Bayer / Monsanto group also lost the third trial. Bayer / Monsanto has to pay more than two billion dollars in compensation to a couple suffering from cancer. The jury was able to see company documents showing that Monsanto “never had any interest in finding out if Roundup was safe.”

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There are already 13,400 complaints in the US against Monsanto. The EU extended glyphosate approval at the end of 2017 against French resistance.

But now it’s official: France stops using glyphosate! despite criticism from the main French agricultural association FNSEA.

According to a report by the Department of Agriculture (FAS) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), French Minister of Agriculture Didier Guillaume confirmed that France is banning the use of glyphosate from 2021 with limited exceptions.
He also announced that France plans to halve the use of pesticides, insecticides and fungicides by 2025.  Agriculture Minister Didier Guillaume recommends organic and biodynamic agriculture and urges producers to return to the methods of cultivation used by their grandparents, which have been forgotten, as read on Fruchtportal.de on 21 May.

The widespread use of pesticides is coming under increasing pressure as their negative impact on bees and other wildlife becomes more apparent, but that does not suit the chemical corporations.

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Bayer, BASF and Syngenta are even threatening billions of euros in damages if the EU bans neonicotinoid insecticides on fields.
The EU did it anyway, but still with loopholes and not to the extent that France did.
Since 1 September 2018, the ban on five neonicotinoid pesticides in France is in force.

While France’s most important agricultural federation, FNSEA, and many other French agricultural organizations have already made negative statements, there are already producers of fruit and vegetables growing pesticide-free products.

https://netzfrauen.org/2019/05/27/glyphosat-4

https://www.fas.usda.gov/data/france-france-announces-end-glyphosate-use-2021

 

My comment: During the Vietnam war, Monsanto was one of the main producers of the notorious defoliant “Agent Orange” – incidentally in a joint venture with Bayer – with which the US forces contaminated entire areas of the war zone. The sprayed from the air plant poison led for decades to serious diseases and malformations in the Vietnamese population.
Then the Vietnamese victims of US weed killers should also be compensated. Because a complaint of Vietnamese victims was rejected in 2005 by a US federal court. Until today!

Thanks to the Minister Didier Guillaume!

Unlike to Germany, there is at least a trace of responsibility and character in France. Our Minister of Agriculture Klöckner, you and your stupid companions in government, I would like to give you this shit to eat, so you realize how healthy and wholesome it is.

My best regards to all, Venus

 

 

 

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