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French Government Bans GM Maize MON 810
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, EU, Ecology, Food, France, Law )

- 1104 days ago -
France's agricultural ministry on Saturday banned the sale, use and cultivation of Monsanto's genetically modified maize MON 810, after France highest court twice previously struck down similar measures.
French Law Temporarily Bans GM-Maize Planting While Larger Ban Gains Steam
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- 1128 days ago -
The French government issued a decree Monday forbidding farmers to plant genetically-modified maize in the immediate future while the government drafts a comprehensive law that will attempt to ban the practice nationwide.
Tour De Fido!
Offbeat  (tags: dogs, cycling, france, darlin' pet photos, goodnews )

- 1359 days ago -
We know a few things about the Tour de France. --Cyclists wear colorful short shorts. --They bike for really long distances. --It would be so much better if they were dogs instead of humans!
France to Ban Oilseed Pesticide to Protect Bees
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- 1748 days ago -
French Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll has outlined plans to ban Cruiser OSR, a neonicotinoid pesticide, and has officially asked the EU Commission to re-evaluate neonicotinoid pesticides to increase protection for bees.
French Jews Now Allowed to Reclaim Their Old Surnames
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- 1937 days ago -
French citizens who want to return to their former Jewish surnames scored a victory on Wednesday when, for the first time, the Justice Ministry gave them its permission. Following the decision, a Mr. Bouché will become Mr. Weill while a Mr. Didier will be
Car That Runs on Air   video
Offbeat  (tags: compressed air, car, france, pollution, environment )

- 2178 days ago -
Short video, please watch
Next Stop France for Oldest Baby Mammoth
Offbeat  (tags: Khoma, baby mammoth, France, Siberia, river Khroma, Yakutsk, Arctic Ocean, gamma ray treatment, Grenoble, lethal germs, anthracis, anthrax, black lung disease )

- 2467 days ago -
Mammoth Khoma is seen in March 2010 in Yakutsk. Discovered in the permafrost of northern Siberia just last year, this rare example of prehistoric monster is on its way to Paris to be analysed, treated for the germs it's harbouring
In France, Transsexuals Celebrate a Small Victory
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, humans, society, culture, mental illness, France, transsexual )

- 2577 days ago -
Several decades have passed since the West stopped considering homosexuality a mental illness. But for transsexuals, that kind of milestone has been elusive. France became the first country in the world to remove transsexualism from its official list of
France: Niece of UK Official Convicted of Murder
Offbeat  (tags: France, pub, stabbing, murder, woman, prison, French-British citizen )

- 2627 days ago -
The niece of a British junior minister was convicted of murder on Tuesday for the stabbing of a young man she had picked up in a pub
French Hotel Lets Guests Live Like Hamsters for a Night
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- 2677 days ago -
France has all the ingredients for a romantic getaway. The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the smell of fresh baguettes and wine ... Hamsters.
Better Canine Citizens in Paris? Oui Oui!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, dogs, France, pets, protection, environment )

- 2710 days ago -
The French love their dogs, and take them everywhere. And with over 500,000 dogs living in Paris, it's no wonder that the parade of pampered pooches is a constant of Parisian life. They sit on subway cars, on their own chairs at brasseries. Most places
700 Naked People in France for Climate Change Action
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- 2726 days ago -
700 people stripped naked in French vineyards this week. Why? To try to influence world leaders to do more regarding climate change.
France Worried By Hornet Invasion
Offbeat  (tags: animals, Chinese hornets, invasion, France, environment )

- 2773 days ago -
France faces an invasion of Chinese hornets that could hasten the decline of the honeybee population.
Gas From Rotting Seaweed Kills Horse
Offbeat  (tags: france, horse, rider, seaweed gases, death, investigation )

- 2783 days ago -
Dangerous gases released by rotting sea lettuce in France has killed a horse and nearly killed its rider. Both inhaled fumes from the decaying weed on a beach in Saint-Michel-en-Greve in Brittany. A necropsy revealed the horse suffered a pulmonary
Stand By Me - Beautiful International Version   video
Offbeat  (tags: Mark Johnson, Bill Moyers, Music, Song, Stand By Me, River Phoenix, International, PBS, Journal, Playing For Change, Mexico, Netherlands, France, Russia, South Africa, Holland, USA, Louisiana, New Orleans, California )

- 3063 days ago -
The song Stand By Me performed by many artists in different countries. From Bill Moyers Journal on PBS. Official web site:

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