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Sweeping Bans on Pesticide Use in France

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Scientist tell us that it's time for action to protect children from the longer term harms of low-level exposure to pesticides as well.

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Birgit W. (156)
Friday February 21, 2014, 12:32 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Dianne D. (471)
Friday February 21, 2014, 2:29 pm
Which the rest of the world would follow

Ann Breeden (65)
Friday February 21, 2014, 3:28 pm
Good for France. Even Mexico is going GMO free. America, wake up!

Debbie S. (33)
Friday February 21, 2014, 4:07 pm
Thanks for sharing some good news...I would love to see all GMO's be banned for good

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday February 21, 2014, 4:38 pm
The United States needs to exert more control and bans on pesticides and other chemicals. I believe the chemical companies have too much control over our politicians and heads of government agencies for this to happen.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Friday February 21, 2014, 4:47 pm
This is fantastic. We need to demand a ban on pesticides. Thank you for the news. (n, p, t)

. (0)
Friday February 21, 2014, 5:10 pm
That's great news! Thanks for sharing, Nancy.

Sheila Baker (0)
Friday February 21, 2014, 5:49 pm
Great news.

Ondine J. (130)
Friday February 21, 2014, 6:26 pm
Noted, thanks Nancy, this is very good news

Julie W. (27)
Friday February 21, 2014, 6:34 pm
Not before time! But congratulations France - we need to follow your example.

Laurie H. (802)
Friday February 21, 2014, 8:14 pm
Shame US is not leading the way on this issue. With all the political nonsense here, we're falling sadly behind the eight ball, on this & many other issues of concern. Many Thanks Nancy!!~

Colin Hope (243)
Friday February 21, 2014, 11:41 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Nancy!!

Pat A. (117)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 12:04 am
Good for France - they lead the way! Thanks Nancy!

Gloria picchetti (301)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 12:43 am
Shared on FB in the middle of the night!

. (0)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 1:40 am
Well done France. I would imagine they'd want nothing standing in the way of a good grape crop. May others follow for good reason.

cynthia B. (219)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 2:31 am
The US needs to pay attention to this. It is huge
thx Nancy for this token of hope

Fi T. (18)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 2:51 am
A lose-lose for both the mankind and other forms of life

Jaime Alves (39)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 2:51 am

ewoud k. (71)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 2:58 am
While this might seem good news (and in a way it is good news), let me calm you down (sorry, but that's the way it is....)

This law ONLY applies to the use of pesticides in non-agriculture areas, let's say it applies only on public and private forests, parks, gardens and so on. The interdiction does NOT apply on agriculture (nor on railwaytracks, highways, airports).

It's a beginning, but a) 2020 is far away in the future, and b) this covers only between 5 and 10% of pesticides used in France.

A F. (129)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 3:27 am
every little bit helps

Craig Pittman (51)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 4:31 am
It's a positive start but of course needs to be expanded within France and all countries. Good news, thanks Nancy.

Lona Goudswaard (78)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 7:59 am
A baby step, but good news nevertheless, both for people and -not forget - bees! Now go and expand it, France

C P. (98)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 8:58 am
Vive la France! Come on UK follow suit for the sake of our children and country!!

. (0)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 9:19 am
Ewoud, I am in agreement with you. But, like France, this would be a major change in America as well.

S S. (0)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 3:02 pm
Thank you.

S J. (132)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 5:39 pm
Ban it worldwide. Thank you Nancy

Kathleen R. (138)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 5:46 pm
Good to read

Elizabeth M. (68)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 7:31 pm
A small step, but at least it is a start. Agriculture is a big sector where banning pesticides would give the biggest effect.
Thank You Nancy.

Pogle S. (88)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 1:01 am
It's the right thing to do

. (0)
Monday February 24, 2014, 3:56 am
the good news is always welcome - noted thank you so much Cher

Jinny L. (80)
Monday February 24, 2014, 2:11 pm
Pesticides are poisons. I cannot comprehend how anyone can allow it in this environment. It's simply common sense not too. Thanks Nancy!

Sergio Padilla (63)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 7:09 am

Edgar Zuim (47)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 4:36 am
Thanks. The whole world should adopt this practice.
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