French Court of Auditors sounds the alarm on use of phytosanitary products

By |februar 5th, 2020|agriculture, CAP, CAP reform, common agricultural policy, Ecophyto, Édouard Philippe, France, France Strategie, French court of auditors, News, Pesticides|

In 2018 alone, the French government spent €400 million to reduce the use of pesticides, even though their use ended up increasing. France's public auditor is criticising the situation and calling on integrating agro-ecological transition objectives into the CAP. EURACTIV France reports.

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Despite plans to ban glyphosate, its sales in France increase by 10%

By |januar 13th, 2020|agriculture, Ecophyto, environment protection, farmers, France, News, pesticide ban, Pesticides, pesticides-free zones|

Despite France's campaign against glyphosate and a plan to ban it in a majority of agricultural practices by the end of 2020, the world's most commonly used weedkiller saw its sales volumes soar by 10% in the country in 2018.

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France struggling to phase out pesticides

By |november 14th, 2018|Dephy, Didier Guillaume, Ecophyto, glyphosate, News, Pesticides|

France has promised to phase out glyphosate at a quicker rate than the EU. However, successive “Ecophyto plans” have not produced any results and meanwhile, the use of phytosanitary products continues to grow. EURACTIV France reports.

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