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Non-GMO pest-resistant sunflower field destroyed by French anti-biotech ‘Volunteer Reapers’

Two hectares of experimental sunflower crops were destroyed not far from Rodez by about sixty voluntary mowers, an anti-GMO movement ...
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Socialist EU Parliament member urges regulators to block neonicotinoid pesticide use in France

French Socialist MEP Eric Andrieu says he has written to the European Commission to ask for the suspension of a ...
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Viewpoint: When politics and emotion dictate pesticide safety rules, farmers lose

What happens when science is overwhelmed by politics, rhetoric, emotions, and the vessels now used to perpetuate it — social ...
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Neonicotinoid insecticide ban, drought could cut French sugar beet yields 30-50 percent, USDA finds

France is the largest producer of sugar beets in Europe growing just over 30 percent of EU27+UK's production in ...
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France poised to lift neonicotinoid insecticide ban to save pest-ravaged sugar beet industry

The French government is planning to lift a blanket ban on the use of neonicotinoids to help save its sugar ...
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French winegrowers challenge proposed ‘unfair, unenforceable’ glyphosate weedkiller restrictions

Distributors and winegrowers are standing up against the changes to the ban on glyphosate proposed by ANSES. They find them ...
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Facing decimated yields, French sugar-beet growers demand access to banned neonicotinoid insecticides

Since April, the beet yellows virus has destroyed a large part of France's sugar beet harvest, including nearly 50% of ...
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France’s proposed 2022 glyphosate weedkiller ban would harm conservation agriculture, USDA says

The French government’s agricultural research institute found that banning glyphosate will significantly increase production costs for French farmers practicing no-till ...
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Strict gene-edited crop rules in France could threaten US agriculture exports, USDA warns

In May 2020 France notified the European Commission of its intention to delist in-vitro random mutagenesis with chemical or physical ...
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France reinstates ban on US cherry imports over pesticide safety fears

On April 8, 2020 France published its fifth emergency decree banning fresh cherry imports from countries where the use of ...
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French agriculture minister says glyphosate key to sustainable farming, raising doubts about proposed weedkiller bans

France’s agriculture minister has declared glyphosate is an essential tool of the agroecological transition, raising hopes of a change in ...
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France introduces banana resistant to black Sigatoka—deadly disease that can cut fruit yields 50%

A new variety of banana that is resistant to black Sigatoka and can be produced using organic and agro-ecological production ...
As France phases out common pesticides, regulator says farmers still need crop chemicals to control new plant diseases

As France phases out common pesticides, regulator says farmers still need crop chemicals to control new plant diseases

France needs to retain pesticides to combat new plant diseases spread by international trade and climate change even as it ...
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‘Rebooting the brain’: Our fight to bring people back from the dead

We may be on the verge of redefining 'brain death' following the partial revival of a man in France ...
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France’s new pesticide-free zones threaten country’s vineyards, winegrowers say

The idea of so-called pesticide-free zones (or non-treatment zones) has gradually emerged as a solution to protect against the harmful ...
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Pro-GMO documentary ‘Food Evolution’ censored in France?

In a confidential report, the cinematographic distribution company 2iFilms recounts its misadventures concerning the broadcasting of the documentary Food Evolution ...
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France bans 36 glyphosate weed killers, citing products’ potential to damage DNA

French health and environment agency ANSES said on [Dec. 9] it was banning glyphosate-based weedkillers that represent most of the ...
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Campaign in France to loosen ban on direct-to-consumer DNA testing gains traction

The French ban on direct-to-consumer genetic testing is part of the country’s bioethics laws, which legislators are supposed to revise every ...
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French Parliament: 2022 glyphosate ban falls off track as widespread weed killer use continues

IS FRANCE’S GLYPHOSATE EXIT PLAN ON TRACK? A French parliament report, published on [Nov. 13], suggests not. President Emmanuel Macron ...
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Paris bans synthetic pesticides as French anti-chemical movement ‘gains momentum’

Paris and four other French cities on [September 12] banned the use of synthetic pesticides within their boundaries, as an ...
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Viewpoint: France commissions new glyphosate-cancer study to justify more weed killer regulations

After reading this article, I relay the following comment from the collective Science-Technologies-Action (STA): “At the request of the [French] ...
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French town’s failed pesticide ban reignites national campaign against Bayer’s Roundup weed killer

Daniel Cueff’s failed crusade to ban pesticides in his tiny Breton village lays bare the deep political contradictions at the ...
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French President Emmanuel Macron challenges legality of town’s glyphosate weed killer ban

French President Emmanuel Macron told a mayor from Brittany who ordered a ban on the use of pesticides near his ...
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Anti-GMO ‘volunteer reapers’ destroy experimental crops, claiming research violates EU biotech rules

Individuals claiming to be volunteer mowers destroyed two test plots of oleic sunflower on August 13 in the Hérault [France] ...
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20 French mayors ban glyphosate, spurring new legal battle over Bayer’s controversial weed killer

Some 20 French mayors have banned glyphosate from their municipalities, defying the government, which is now taking legal action to ...
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Savagnin Blanc: The 900-year-old grape still used in wine making today

DNA from ancient grape seeds shows the grapevine behind a local vintage has been cultivated continuously for 900 years. Ancient ...
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Almost 10% of French farms now organic, as switch from conventional hits new record

A record number of French farms switched to organic production [2018], helped by the grains sector catching on to the ...