French Ban on Pesticides a Long Time Coming…
At the very end of 2016, AP News reported that “children will soon be able to frolic in the grass without risk of intoxication.”
“Pesticides will be banned in all public green spaces from Sunday while non-professional gardeners will no longer be able to buy pesticides over the counter,” they reported.
This pesticide ban covers public forests, parks and gardens, but local authorities are still allowed to use pesticides in cemeteries for some reason. A ban of pesticides in private gardens will be complete by 2019. French lawmakers have adopted a “green initiative” that also includes a ban on plastic bags for vegetables.
France has been building up for this ban on pesticides for a long time; particularly with Monsanto’s Roundup. Too many incidents involving corporate recklessness have encroached on the French heritage and it just can’t be tolerated any longer.
Monsanto Went Too Far With France…
As bloated chemical companies put pressure on European farmers, science and politicians to continue to support GMOs and the mega doses of pesticides they come with, skepticism began to rise. Pesticides and fungicides have been found in fine French wines and then an organic farmer was inexplicably threatened with imprisonment for not spraying his vineyards. Then, a French court found Monsanto guilty in poisoning a farmer with their chemicals.