Viewpoint: France’s agricultural policies giving rise to ‘green totalitarianism’

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Credit: Greenpeace Europe

[France] is slowly drowning reason in a mass of ideologies that stifle common sense.

On glyphosate, the French Association for Scientific Information (AFIS) recently debunked an article in the newspaper Le Monde …. showing how Le Monde presented the controversy [around glyphosate] in a deceptive way, while remaining silent on the conflicts of interest of lobbyists opposed to glyphosate ….

Regardless of the scientific evidence, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) continues its ideological drift . A large US study of more than 54,000 farmers and pesticide applicators over 20 years has not found a link between glyphosate and cancer, particularly non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma . [But] environmentalists shout, as usual, about the conflict of interest [of the authors] while sitting on the scientific methodology, since the conclusions do not meet their expectations.

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Two French studies and one European [study] confirmed (for 15 million euros …) what many experts already said: the infamous study on the toxicity of GMOs (Séraliniwas bogus.

The delirious greening underway [in France] is preparing a nice, green totalitarianism. Criticism of dogmas around CO2, GMOs, pesticides,  and renewable energies will be treated as blasphemy. Their authors will be prosecuted for deviation and endangering others.

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in French. This English summary was prepared with Google Translate and edited for clarity.

Read full, original article: Les délires de nos « écolos» : ça ne s’arrange pas !

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