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Did France ignore its farmer’s needs when voting against renewal of glyphosate’s license?

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[Editor’s note: This excerpt was translated with Google translate and lightly edited for clarity]

After more than 40 years of worldwide use without health problem, against the advice of the European Commission and its initial proposal of extension of 15 years, the French government opposed the renewal of the herbicide market approval.

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They ignore that without glyphosate, no solution exists for the sustainable elimination of perennial weeds as tough as couch grass, bindweed, brambles, etc?

Without Roundup®, how to destroy plant cover before implementing no-till? These agronomic techniques of soil conservation are recommended, rightly, by the Minister of Agriculture to reduce costs, improve soil fertility and reduce CO2 emissions!

[Isn’t] 40 years of experience, worldwide and in all types of agriculture, . .  enough to prove [its] safety?

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 The French government’s [sudden ban on glyphosate], without consultation with . . . industry, . . . scientific experts, without a risk / benefit assessment,. . . is a distressing illustration of precautionary principle [gone rogue].

Read full post translated by Google Translate: The inconsistent position of France about Roundup

Related article:  Even as public opposition to glyphosate grows, some French winemakers denounce ban of Monsanto's Roundup Pro 360

Read full post in the original French: La position inconséquente de la France au sujet du Roundup

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