Video: French anti-GMO activists target agricultural cooperative in dicamba, glyphosate protest

French anti-GMO activists target agricultural cooperative in dicamba, glyphosate protest. Image: France 3

At dawn on Monday, August 27th, [French] GMO protesters rallied in Glomel …. As early as 6 am, they blocked access to the Triskalia agricultural cooperative in Glomel (Côtes-d’Armor). About twenty members of the collective entered the site for a “citizen inspection,” as they called it. The group’s goal was to oppose the marketing of pesticides they consider harmful to the environment. The site was completely closed by management for the day ….

The protesters say they discovered reserves of dicamba, an herbicide authorized in France but strongly criticized by some farmers for its high volatility …. Dicamba is once again widely used since glyphosate has an uncertain in Europe over the next several years …. The protesters called for an end to the marketing of both herbicides.

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The Triskalia cooperative condemned the protest and claimed to be in full compliance with France’s pesticide storage and marketing regulations. The cooperative announced its intention to file a complaint against the protesters.

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

Read full, original article: Glomel: action des Faucheurs Volontaires chez Triskalia

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