Could robot weeders be the solution to France’s pesticide problem?

By |februar 25th, 2020|France, glyphosate, market gardners, Naio Technologie, News, Pesticides, phytosanitary products, robot, weed-killer|

As farmers are urged to reduce their use of plant protection products, they are forced to take on manual weeding, a tedious task for which manpower is hard to find. But could so-called 'robot weeders' provide a solution to this problem? EURACTIV France...

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German government seeks to boost dialogue with disgruntled farmers

By |december 3rd, 2019|agriculture, Angela Merkel, farmers, fertiliser regulation, Germany, glyphosate, Julia Klöckner, News, nitrate|

Following the ongoing protests by farmers in recent months, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner (CDU) were invited to attend an agricultural summit yesterday (2 December). They intend to reinforce dialogue with the agricultural sector, once again. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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French farmers clog highways to protest at ‘agri-bashing’

By |november 28th, 2019|France, french farmers, glyphosate, News|

French farmers angered by government policies that they say threaten their livelihoods drove convoys of tractors into Paris on Wednesday, obstructing commuter traffic and adding to the social unrest facing President Emmanuel Macron.

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French mayors want Macron to take action against glyphosate

By |november 21st, 2019|Daniel Cueff, Emmanuel Macron, France, glyphosate, mayor conference, News, pesticide ban, Pesticides|

Several mayors have asked French President Emmanuel Macron to take action with regard to banning pesticides following the president's calls for "moderation" during a Congress of Mayors, which took place Tuesday evening (19 November) in Paris. EURACTIV'...

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Bayer now facing 42,700 compensation claims over glyphosate

By |oktober 31st, 2019|Bayer, Berlin, compensation claims, Germany, glyphosate, job losses, Monsanto, News, United States|

Bayer is now facing 42,700 compensation claims, mostly in US courts. CEO Werner Baumann is calling for an "economically-viable" settlement of these cases but has also announced that 12,000 jobs will be cut by the end of 2021. EURACTIV's partner Der Tag...

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No ‘magical’ alternative to glyphosate in the next 5 years, Bayer official says

By |oktober 2nd, 2019|Bayer, Bayer Monsanto merger, glyphosate, glyphosate ban, News|

In the next five years, no alternative to glyphosate is going to “magically” appear in the market,  Dr Bob Reiter, a high-ranking official from Bayer, told EURACTIV.com, referring to the controversial herbicide that has been the subject of heated debates across Europe.

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Pesticides-free cities put pressure on French government

By |september 13th, 2019|agriculture policy, Anses, France, french farmers, glyphosate, News, Pesticides, pesticides-free zones|

Several French mayors have issued anti-pesticide orders out of precaution, putting pressure on the government, which has launched a public consultation on safety distances for the application of plant protection products. EURACTIV France reports.

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German cabinet agrees on plan to ban glyphosate, increase insect protection

By |september 5th, 2019|agriculture, animal welfare, CAP, common agricultural policy, German Farmers' Association (DBV), Germany, glyphosate, insects, News, pesiticides|

The German government wants to protect insects better and completely ban the controversial weedkiller glyphosate by 2023. It also intends to introduce an animal welfare label, and unlock additional funds for CAP measures that are environmentally friend...

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French mayors ban glyphosate weedkiller, defying government

By |avgust 23rd, 2019|BASF, cancer, France, glyphosate, Monsanto, News, Pesticides, Roundup|

Some 20 French mayors have banned glyphosate from their municipalities, defying the government, which is now taking legal action to impose national legislation which allows the controversial weedkiller's continued use for now.

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French MEP: Politicians should not play with people’s fears and pesticides

By |januar 24th, 2019|Angélique Delahaye, glyphosate, News, pesticide|

French MEP Angélique Delahaye believes that policymakers must tell citizens what is currently possible and what is not when it comes to pesticides. She also urged lawmakers to working in earnest to fund research and innovation in order to use as few crop protection products as possible.

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