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Call for Solidarity Actions to End the Destruction of the Zad of Notre Dame Des Landes

     by Zad Forever We are writing with the smell of tear gas rising from our fingers. The springtime symphony of birdsong is punctuated by the explosive echo of concussion grenades. Our eyes are watering, less from the gas than the sadness; because our friends’ homes, barns and organic farms are being destroyed. Bulldozers, … Continue reading Call for Solidarity Actions to End the Destruction of the Zad of Notre Dame Des Landes

Sabotage of Nuclear Train in France

An unknown anti-nuclear group has taken credit for a July 12 act of sabotage that derailed a train transporting nuclear waste in the French city of Limoges.  French police are currently conducting an investigation. According to the regional newspaper Le Populaire du Centre, an email claiming responsibility also explained that a steel plate, also known as … Continue reading Sabotage of Nuclear Train in France

France bans Syngenta pesticide linked to bee colony collapse

By Jeremy Hance / Mongabay Following research linking neonicotinoid pesticides to the decline in bee populations, France has announced it plans to ban Cruiser OSR, an insecticide produced by Sygenta. Recent studies, including one in France, have shown that neonicotinoid pesticides likely hurt bees’ ability to navigate, potentially devastating hives. France has said it will … Continue reading France bans Syngenta pesticide linked to bee colony collapse

Poland to issue “complete ban” on Monsanto’s genetically modified maize

By Agence France-Presse Poland will impose a complete ban on growing the MON810 genetically modified strain of maize made by US company Monsanto on its territory, Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki said Wednesday. “The decree is in the works. It introduces a complete ban on the MON810 strain of maize in Poland,” Sawicki told reporters, adding … Continue reading Poland to issue “complete ban” on Monsanto’s genetically modified maize

France asks EU to halt authorization for genetically-modified Monsanto corn

By Reuters France asked the European Commission on Monday to suspend  authorization to plant Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) MON810 corn, the environment ministry said, as the country seeks to keep a ban on GM crops despite losing court rulings. France banned in 2008 the growing of MON810 corn, the only GM crop approved for planting … Continue reading France asks EU to halt authorization for genetically-modified Monsanto corn

Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning, rules French court

By Reuters A French court on Monday declared U.S. biotech giant Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning of a French farmer, a judgment that could lend weight to other health claims against pesticides. In the first such case heard in court in France, grain grower Paul Francois, 47, says he suffered neurological problems including memory loss, … Continue reading Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning, rules French court