[permaculture] France bans sale of Monsanto herbicide Roundup in nurseries (France has an ecology minister)
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Mon Jun 15 09:47:18 EDT 2015
France bans sale of Monsanto herbicide Roundup in nurseries
French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal announced Sunday a ban on the sale
of popular weedkiller Roundup from garden centres, which the UN has warned
may be carcinogenic.
"France must be on the offensive with regards to the banning of
pesticides," Royal said on French television.
"I have asked garden centres to stop putting Monsanto's Roundup on sale" in
self-service aisles, she added.
Her announcement comes after French consumer association CLCV asked French
and European officials to stop selling glyphosate-based products to amateur
Royal also announced last week that from January 2018 phytosanitary
products—used to control plant diseases—would only be available to amateur
gardeners "through an intermediary or a certified vendor".
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