France’s Conspiracy Against Neonicotinoids & Glyphosate – Angry Farmers Protest Against Government’s Agricultural Policy – The Miserable Failure Of The Ecophyto Plan – 2019-2017

 

 

 

 

Summary

 

France’s Politicized Conspiracy
Against Pesticides

 

 

According to Equiterre [ a.k.a. David Suzuki Foundation ]   ―  « … countries like France are implementing plans to phase-out [ i.e. prohibit ] glyphosate and encouraging healthier, more sustainable food production. »  [ ?!?! ] 

Suzuki and Equiterre are lying sacks of crжp ! 

A politicized prohibition of glyphosate in another country does not mean that Canada must automatically follow suit. 

Should Canada follow France ?!?! 

No ! 

Canadian farmers will face miserable failure if the government imposes arbitrary and costly prohibitions against neonicotinoid insecticides, glyphosate herbicide, and others. 

In France, prohibitions have inflicted stunningly exorbitant costs. 

Since 2008, the French government has squandered nearly 570 million dollars US on implementing a failed plan called Ecophyto. 

Numerous pest control products were politically prohibited, infuriating farmers. 

This plan had a 5-year environmental agenda with a 50 per cent arbitrary cut in the use of pest control products would be reached, if possible. 

Instead of declining, use actually increased by 12 per cent. 

Ecophyto was a miserable failure. 

Instead, France should follow Canada’s lead. 

For example, after concluding a 7-year non-politicized and science-based evaluation of risks, Health Canada has granted the continued registration of glyphosate with minor risk mitigation strategies. 

Health Canada has found that glyphosate does not present risks of concern to human health or to the environment when used properly. 

France should also allow the continued registration of glyphosate. 

France’s politicized prohibition against neonicotinoid insecticides has also ended in failure. 

Honey bee numbers continue to fall despite prohibition  ―  while in Canada, where neonicotinoids are still available, honey bee numbers are thriving and at an all-time high. 

France must stop its politicized and science-phobic environmental terrжrism against pest control products. 

 

 

 

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September 22nd, 2017

 

The Lethbridge Herald

 

Mr Pierre Petelle

 

Selected And Adapted Excerpts

 

Reference   

 

Reference — Hero — Petelle — 2017 09 27 — France — Strict Guidelines For Pesticides

 

 

 

 

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Key points   

 

Canadian Farmers Will Face Sure Disaster If

It Imposes Fanatжcal-Prohibition Against

Neonicotinoid Insecticides, Just Like France

 

In France, Honey Bee Numbers Continue To

Fall Despite Prohibition    In Canada, Where

Neonicotinoids Are Still Available, Honey Bee

Numbers Are Thriving & At An All-Time High

 

 

 

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Following France’s lead [ with FANATЖCAL-PROHIBITION against neonicotinoid insecticides ] would spell SURE DISASTER for Canadian farmers. 

 

We would quickly see their ability to produce healthy crops significantly REDUCED, which would be a real RISK to our food supplies. 

 

The implications of that would be HIGHER COSTS for consumers, HARSHER DEMANDS on the environment, and a REDUCED ABILITY to support Canada’s economy through a robust export market.

 

And if honey bee numbers are anything to go by, France’s decision to [ FANATЖCALLY-] PROHIBIT neonicotinoids has NOT had ANY APPRECIABLE IMPACT on bio-diversity. 

 

In France, honey bee numbers CONTINUE TO FALL, while in Canada    where neonicotinoids are still available    honey bee numbers are at an ALL-TIME HIGH. 

 

According to the Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists, bee colonies INCREASED by 27 per cent from 2007 to 2016.

 

Just as we need bees, farmers need tools like pest control products to provide us with safe and high-quality foods, while ensuring our environment is protected for future generations. 

 

The development and regulations of pest control products are complex    they are this way because both developers and regulators are aware of the importance of ensuring that the tools used to protect our food from insects, weeds, and diseases are both safe and effective. 

 

In recent years, we have seen many other ATTEMPTS TO VILLIFY neonicotinoid insecticides. 

 

Each time we get beyond just scratching the surface of claims [ by neonicotinoid-hating fanatжcs ], it becomes apparent that the claims are RIFE WITH BIAS AND MIS-INFORMATION. 

 

Neonicotinoids, like all pest control products, are EXTENSIVELY-RESEARCHED to ensure that the potential environmental impacts are thoroughly understood. 

 

Before any pest control product can be sold in Canada, it must be approved by Health Canada. 

 

Canada’s regulatory process is STRINGENT and WORLD-RENOWNED and ensures pesticides are safe for both people and the environment.

 

 

 

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Background Information

 

Mr Pierre Petelle’s Biography

 

 

Mr Pierre Petelle is among several LEADING EXPERTS who have recognized expertise, training, and background in matters concerning pest control products.   http://wp.me/p1jq40-8DV   Mr Petelle is President of CropLife Canada.  CropLife Canada is the trade association representing manufacturers, developers and distributors of pest control products, including those designed specifically for agricultural and urban use.  Mr Petelle is responsible for helping to secure legislation, regulation and policy that encourage science and industry innovation, forging alliances with stake-holder groups to advance common positions and continuing to ensure life-cycle stewardship of pest control products.  Mr Petelle’s work in representing Canada’s plant science industry also includes increasing the awareness, understanding and acceptance of the benefits, safety and sustainability of plant science innovations.  Prior to joining CropLife Canada, Mr Petelle held the position of Section Head of Policy ( Senior Policy Analyst ) at Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency where he worked with a broad group of stake-holders on a wide range of issues important to Canada’s plant science industry.  Mr Petelle holds an environmental biology degree from the University of Guelph, and a biology degree from Carleton University.   https://wp.me/P1jq40-akR  

 

 

 

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September 22nd, 2017

 

The Associated Press

 

Paris, France

 

Selected And Adapted Excerpts

 

Reference   

 

Reference — France — 2017 09 22 — Angry French Farmers Block Champs-Elysees In Pesticide Protest

 

 

 

 

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Key point   

 

French Farmers Have Been Angry

About President Macron’s Proposal To

Fanatжcally-Prohibit Against Glyphosate

 

 

Report   

 

 

Angry French farmers blocked Paris’ famed « avenue des Champs-Elysées » in a PROTEST AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT’S AGRICULTURAL POLICY. 

 

[ Avenue des Champs-Élysées is one of the most recognizable avenues in the world. ]

 

Sections of the normally pristine avenue were smothered in straw while a hundred demonstrators brandished placards saying   

 

« Macron Is Killing Farmers »

 

[ Emmanuel Macron is the French politician serving as President of France since 2017. ] 

 

Demonstrators stopped morning traffic from passing along the busy artery. 

 

Dozens of armed police were deployed to the scene and put up metal barriers to contain the protest. 

 

The farmers were ANGRY, among other things, about President Emmanuel Macron’s government’s PROPOSAL TO FANATЖCALLYPROHIBIT AGAINST GLYPHOSATE. 

 

The pesticide is wrongly-believed to be carcinogenic.  [ ?!?! ] 

 

To appease the demonstration, French Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot came to speak to ANGRY FARMERS and hear their COMPLAINTS, while a farmers’ delegation was received at the Elysée Palace [ the official residence of the President of France ]. 

 

Regarding the PROPOSED FANATЖCAL-PROHIBITION, the Elysée Palace’s office said that « we’re going to make the transition in a progressive manner    and methodically, not overnight ».  [ ?!?! ] 

 

 

 

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February 23rd, 2019

 

The Associated Press

 

Selected And Adapted Excerpts

 

Reference 

 

Reference — France — 2019 02 23 — Macron Visits French Farm Fair Amid Rural Anger, Decline

 

 

 

 

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Key point   

 

French President Macron Has Been Booed At The

International Agriculture Fair In Paris, France,

Over Plans To Fanatжcally-Prohibit Glyphosate

 

 

Report   

 

 

French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a speech at the opening of the International Agriculture Fair in Paris, France, on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019. 

 

Macron visited France’s biggest premier agricultural fair amid nation-wide anger at government policies seen as favoring urban elites and neglecting the heartland. 

 

Macron pledged to protect European farming standards and culinary traditions threatened by aggressive foreign trade practices that see food as a « product like any other ». 

 

Macron’s speech at his country’s premier agriculture fair was aimed at assuaging French farmers’ anger at government policies seen as favouring urban elites and neglecting a heartland cherished for producing famed cheeses and wines. 

 

Europe’s « civilization of eating well, of gastronomy, of the art of living » is now threatened by world powers that pursue aggressive trade policies and « consider food a product like any other », without taking into account environmental, health or culinary concerns, Macron said. 

 

Macron proposed using block-chain technology to trace the source of food and putting Europe in the « avant-garde of agricultural technology ». 

 

He spoke amid European Union talks on the bloc’s next agricultural aid plan, a major source of funding for French farmers. 

 

He appealed for unity at those talks and argued against calls to re-nationalize French farming policy. 

 

« In agriculture, just like in many other areas, we must invent a new global deal.  Yes, we must be on the offensive, carrying out a deep reform of trade policies », said Macron, who didn’t shy away from engaging in technical conversations with farmers as he walked past their stands. 

 

Along his tour, Macron was offered a mini-hamburger made of Cantal cheese and Salers beef, a famous breed native to central France. 

 

He appealed to French farmers to view their livelihoods in a global context, but many are struggling under day-to-day debt and uncertainty about the future. 

 

« Our first concern is Europe-related, because the norms are not the same for everybody », said Philippe Monod, a dairy farmer. 

 

« We are concerned about the trade between Europe and the rest of the world.  You have produces coming from Chile or Russia, with regulations a lot less strict and cheaper prices. » 

 

Macron is seen by many in rural France as epitomizing out-of-touch city elites, and many French farmers want more government help to face growing foreign competition. 

 

Still, apart from a few BOOS, Macron was treated with respect during his visit at the International Agriculture Fair. 

 

He met with dairy farmers, pork producers, vintners, and others, as he tried to tackle their concerns head-on by spending all day Saturday at the fair. 

 

The yearly International Agriculture Fair has long been a key event of the French political calendar, with French presidents often using the event to test their popularity. 

 

Jacques Chirac used to spend whole days at the fair drinking and speaking with farmers while patting their cows. 

 

Back in 2008, President Sarkozy was involved in a spat with man who refused to shake his hand and the former president hit back with an insult. 

 

[ Nicolas Sarkozy was the French politician serving as President of France from 2007 through 2012. ] 

 

Security was tight for Macron’s visit Saturday, which came as yellow vest protesters held anti-government protests around Paris and other cities for a 15th straight weekend. 

 

Macron, whose approval ratings have bounced back in recent weeks, was BOOED at last year’s farm fair over plans to [ FANATЖCALLYPROHIBIT ] a popular pesticide [ glyphosate ] and trade deals. 

 

 

 

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October 11th, 2018

 

Science

 

Selected And Adapted Excerpts

 

Reference 

 

Reference — France — 2018 10 11 — France’s Decade-Old Effort To Slash Pesticide Use Failed

 

 

 

 

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Ecophyto Plan    A Miserable Failure !

 

 

 

Key points   

 

Since 2008, The French Government Has Spent

Nearly 500 Million Euros [ 570 Million Dollars US ]

On Implementing The Failed Plan Called « Ecophyto »

 

The French Government Fanatжcally-Prohibited

Numerous Pest Control Products, Infuriating Farmers

 

President Nicolas Sarkozy Set A 5-Year Environmental

Agenda Where A 50 Per Cent Cut In The Use Of Pest

Control Products Would Be Reached « If Possible » 

Instead Of Declining, Use Increased By 12 Per Cent

 

Overall, « Ecophyto » Was A Miserable Failure

 

 

Report   

 

 

After World War II, synthetic herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides greatly boosted French farmers’ harvests and profits. 

 

But the chemicals contaminated ground-water, lakes, and streams, and they harmed farm workers and wildlife.  [ ?!?! ] 

 

Consumers became wary, and, by the 1970s, public opposition to pest control products was growing. 

 

During the 2000s, sales of pest control products fell as farmers applied them with increasing efficiency and sometimes switched to more effective compounds that required smaller doses. 

 

But the ambition to do much better crystalized in 2007, when then-French President Nicolas Sarkozy convened a conference to set a 5-year environmental agenda. 

 

« Ecophyto » was the result, negotiated between environmentalists, farm unions, pesticide-makers, and others regarding pest control products. 

 

It included a major political concession    the 50 per cent cut would be reached « if possible », which meant that much of the plan was voluntary. 

 

Still, « Ecophyto » served as a catalyst. 

 

Research funds were targeted at evaluating smarter ways to use pest control products. 

 

Approaches were tested on some 3000 farms that joined a demonstration network. 

 

Officials recruited observers around the country to scout for pests and plant diseases and provide weekly reports; the surveillance helped farmers decide when spraying might be a waste of resources. 

 

On average, farms in the demonstration network DECREASED THEIR USE OF PEST CONTROL PRODUCT BY 18 PER CENT, and most did it without sacrificing profits. 

 

[ And yet, ultimately, « Ecophyto » was a very miserable failure since national pesticide use had actually increased by 12 per cent. See later segment. ]

 

In 2008, the French government announced a dramatic shift in agricultural policy, calling for the use of pest control products to be slashed in half.  [ ?!?! ] 

 

And the French government wanted to hit that target in just a decade.  [ ?!?! ] 

 

NO other country with as large and diverse an agricultural system had tried anything so ambitious. 

 

Since then, the French government has spent nearly HALF A BILLION EUROS [ 570 MILLION DOLLARS US ] on implementing the [ failed ] plan, called « Ecophyto ». 

 

The French government created a network of thousands of farms that have tested methods of reducing chemical use, improved national surveillance of pests and plant diseases, and funded research on technologies and techniques that reduce pesticide use.  [ It only achieved miserable failure. ] 

 

The French government had IMPOSED TAXES ON FARM CHEMICALS in a bid to decrease sales, and had even FANATЖCALLY-PROHIBITED numerous pesticides, INFURIATING MANY FARMERS. 

 

The effort has helped quench demand on some farms. 

 

Overall, however, « Ecophyto » has FAILED MISERABLY. 

 

Instead of declining, NATIONAL PESTICIDE USE HAD INCREASED BY 12 PER CENT, largely mirroring a rise in farm production. 

 

« We lost 10 years since 2008 », according to François Veillerette of Générations Futures, an environmental advocacy organization in Paris. 

 

« We can’t afford to waste 10 more. » 

 

The French government agreed. 

 

 

 

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Ecophyto 2+ Plan    Another Failure ?!?!

 

 

Officials are now finalizing a REVISED PLAN dubbed « Ecophyto 2+ ». 

 

It will boost research, add demonstration farms, increase taxes on pesticides, and FANATЖCALLY-PROHIBIT more compounds. 

 

President Emmanuel Macron has even urged a FANATЖCAL-PROHIBITION AGAINST GLYPHOSATE, the world’s best-selling weed killer and an important tool for many farmers. 

 

Details of the revised plan, including funding levels, are still being decided. 

 

But some observers are already SKEPTICAL. 

 

Farmers fear BURDENSOME RULES and INCREASED COSTS that will put them at a COMPETITIVE DISADVANTAGE. 

 

Environmental [ -terrжrist ] organizations worry France will again fall short. 

 

 

 

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Reasons For The Miserable Failure Of The Ecophyto Plan

 

 

[ « Ecophyto » was a very miserable failure since national pesticide use had actually increased by 12 per cent. See earlier segment. ] 

 

France’s overall use of chemical pest control went up. 

 

Many factors contributed. 

 

Taxes on chemicals, for example, were not high enough to influence buying decisions. 

 

It was difficult to persuade some farmers to adopt new practices or technologies that might add to their costs or decrease yields. 

 

Funding for « Ecophyto »    about 70 MILLION EUROS [ 80 MILLION DOLLARS US ] a year since 2016    was TOO LOW and « out of all proportion to the challenge », France’s inspector general concluded in late 2017. 

 

And market forces, such as HIGH PRICES for cereals, may have created an incentive to spray more chemicals to protect unusually lucrative harvests.  [ ?!?! ] 

 

Yet veterans of « Ecophyto » are NOT discouraged.  [ ?!?! ] 

 

 

 

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The Ecophyto Practices Imposed On Farmers

 

 

 

There is also optimism.  [ ?!?! ] 

 

Despite the FAILURE of « Ecophyto », it showed farmers have powerful options [ ?!?! ], such as mixing crops, planting new varieties, and tapping data analysis systems that help identify the best times to spray. 

 

With the right incentives and support, those tools might make a bigger difference this time around.  [ ?!?! ] 

 

And the fact that France is not backing away from its ambitious goal inspires many observers.  [ ?!?! ] 

 

 

 

Mixing Crops

 

 

The MIXED CROP TECHNIQUE [ … for ] rape-seed demonstrates another use of biology, in this case to control weeds. 

 

It’s the kind of ancient technique that used to be common-place.  [ … But has been discontinued because it DOES NOT WORK. ]

 

In the month of August, one or more fast-growing legumes are planted between the rows of rape-seed. 

 

There’s enough space that the legumes don’t steal too much water or light, but they keep down weeds and, as a bonus, release nitrogen, a fertilizer.  [ ?!?! ] 

 

They also seem to minimize insect attacks [ ?!?! ], although this benefit hasn’t been conclusively demonstrated. 

 

By the time frost kills the legumes, the rape-seed has grown thick enough that few weeds can challenge it.  [ ?!?! ]

 

Nationwide, 3 to 5 per cent of France’s rape-seed hectares are now co-planted with legumes. 

 

That share could grow to 30 per cent by 2030 under a pledge made in July 2018 by the French federation of oil-seed producers.  [ ?!?! ] 

 

 

 

Crop Rotation

 

 

To reach the « Ecophyto » goal of a 50 PER CENT CUT, however, many farmers will need to make more use of another practice    CROP ROTATION. 

 

ROTATING what’s planted in a field, ideally over 5 or 6 years, is among the most effective ways to fight weeds, soil-borne pests, and diseases. 

 

ROTATING between peas, wheat, and sugar beets, for example, can prevent pathogens from building up in the soil year after year, while ROTATING in a pasture grass hinders annual weeds. 

 

Although simple in concept, it can be HARD TO INCREASE the diversity of crops in ROTATION. 

 

That’s because the whole system is locked. 

 

Farmers in many regions have specialized in certain crops    such as wheat or potatoes    and rely on finely tuned methods to produce high yields. 

 

There is often NO nearby market for additional crops, because storage and processing facilities also tend to specialize in dominant crops    as do researchers, advisers, and policy-makers. 

 

 

 

Crop Diversification

 

 

CROP DIVERSIFICATION is NOT A TOP PRIORITY in the new version of the « Ecophyto 2+ » plan, but the Ministry of Agriculture has asked for advice on how to encourage it. 

 

 

 

Organic Farming

 

 

In a related effort, France hopes to double the amount of ORGANIC FARMING, which does NOT allow synthetic pest control products, to 15 per cent of hectares by 2022. 

 

In May 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture announced it will spend 1.1 BILLION EUROS [ 1.25 BILLION DOLLARS US ] to support ORGANIC FARMING.

 

 

 

Sprayer Upgrades

 

 

On many farms, analysts say, it appears that existing technologies and practices alone could cut chemical use by at least 20 per cent. 

 

[ … ] high-efficiency sprayers are available [ … ], and just REPLACING older models with newer machines could make a dent in France’s chemical use. 

 

But UPGRADES don’t come cheap. 

 

[ Some ] sprayers, which double as harvesters, cost about 320,000 EUROS [ 365,000 DOLLARS US ]. 

 

Add the fact that only 3 per cent of the nation’s 200,000 sprayers are replaced each year, and it could take decades to fully UPGRADE the fleet.

 

 

 

Computer Tools    Data Analysis Systems

 

 

[ Some farmers allege to have ] cut fungicides by using DECISION SUPPORT SOFTWARE. 

 

The program draws on timely weather, surveillance, and other information, such as the size of leaves, to advise when to spray. 

 

The COMPUTER TOOL can reduce fungicide use by about 20 per cent in vineyards, and cereal growers have seen similar results. 

 

But such COMPUTER TOOLS haven’t yet spread to all farms. 

 

Potato farmers, who also spray copious fungicides, now use the COMPUTER TOOLS on about half of their fields, but aim to increase that share to 90 per cent within 5 years.

 

When it comes to insects, it’s much more difficult for SOFTWARE to predict outbreaks in fields. 

 

So, farmers must diligently scout their fields so that they can apply insecticides before pests multiply out of control. 

 

 

 

Bio-Control    Parasitic Wasps

 

 

« Ecophyto 2+ » aims to boost a non-insecticide approach called BIO-CONTROL. 

 

In this long-standing approach, farmers confuse pests with pheromones, for example, or seek to reduce populations by introducing the pest’s NATURAL PREDATORS.  [ … which will also end with miserable failure. ] 

 

Advocates highlight BIO-CONTROL’s success in France’s ample fields of maize. 

 

There, a tiny introduced PARASITIC WASP called Trichogramma brassicae has become a key weapon against the corn root-worm, a major pest. 

 

The PARASITIC WASPS lay their eggs inside the eggs of the root-worms, shrinking populations just as effectively as insecticides when conditions are optimal.  [ ?!?! ] 

 

The PARASITIC WASPS are NOT a panacea. 

 

Although the costs are roughly comparable to insecticides [ ?!?! ], MORE LABOUR is required to hang the cardboard cartons holding the PARASITIC WASPS on maize plants. 

 

And insecticides remain more popular in southern France, where maize farmers face multiple pests that are NOT attacked by PARASITIC WASPS. 

 

Despite such limitations, the PARASITIC WASPS are now used on 23 per cent of maize hectares where root-worms pose a threat.

 

 

 

Genetically-Modified Organisms ( GMO )

 

 

In other nations, maize farmers control pests with LESS insecticide by planting genetically-modified plants, but GMO CROPS ARE NOT ALLOWED in France.   

 

 

 

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Background Information

 

Why Doesn’t France Allow The Use Of

GM Crops In Order To Reduce Pesticide Use ?!?!

 

 

Genetically-modified ( GM ) and herbicide-tolerant crops will reduce overall herbicide use.  In other nations, farmers control pests with LESS pest control products by planting genetically-modified ( GM ) crops.  Why doesn’t France allow the use of GM crops ?!?! 

 

In other nations, GM crops are federally-regulated and have been proven safe to eat.  GM crops are NOT a safety concern thanks to rigorous regulatory standards.  GM crops are subject to strict regulatory standards which ensure that not only do consumers have access to one of the safest food supplies in the world, but that farmers are also well-positioned to participate in foreign trade.  GM crops have been thoroughly tested over the course of the last two decades.  The following educational, regulatory, research, scientific, and trade agencies have supported, or validated, the concept that GM crops are scientifically-safe        World Health Organization      United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization      Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. 

 

GM-hating fanatжcs are ridiculously implying that their non-expert assessment is somehow being withheld from every regulatory agency in the world.  Genetically-modified ( GM ) crops are scientifically safe.  Why doesn’t France allow the use of GM crops ?!?! 

 

Explore the following link   

 

Reference — GM Crops — 2017 01 11 — GM Herbicide-Tolerant Crops Reduce Overall Herbicide Use — Gen Lit

 

 

 

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The Ecophyto Practices Imposed On Dealers

 

 

France’s Ministry of Agriculture is moving to encourage greener approaches by requiring pesticide retailers to inform farmers about 36 ALTERNATIVES TO SPRAYING. 

 

Instead of only touting insecticides to kill pests, for example, a dealer might recommend a crop mixture, or traps baited with sexual pheromones to confuse male insects, interfering with reproduction. 

 

The goal is to REDUCE the number of pesticide doses they sell by 20 per cent by 2021. 

 

Dealers that miss the goal could face penalties. 

 

 

 

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The Miserable Failures Of Ecophyto’s Fanatжcal Prohibitions Against Pest Control Products

 

 

The government also faces growing pressure from [ environmental-terrжrists ] to PROHIBIT more farm chemicals.  

 

The approach is controversial, and farmers complain that GREEN ALTERNATIVE PESTICIDES are NOT always available.  [ … and these alternatives DO NOT WORK. ]

 

 

 

France    Dimethoate    Cherries    Fruit Flies

 

 

After an insecticide called DIMETHOATE was PROHIBITED in France in 2016, for instance, cherry growers had NO effective way to fight an invasive fruit fly. 

 

Meanwhile, DIMETHOATE remains legal in Spain and Italy, putting French cherry growers at a DISADVANTAGE.

 

 

 

France    Neonicotinoids    Wheat    Aphids & Leaf Hoppers

 

 

In other cases, FANATЖCALLY-PROHIBITING one chemical can cause the use of others to SPIKE, UNDERMINING REDUCTION EFFORTS.  

 

French wheat growers, for example, relied on neonicotinoids, which are coated on seeds, to protect the plants against aphids and leaf hoppers.  

 

Now that they are FANATЖCALLY-PROHIBITED, some growers might INCREASE APPLICATIONS of other insecticides.  

 

 

 

Glyphosate

 

 

And there are other kinds of trade-offs.  

 

Some specialists fear that FANATЖCALLY-PROHIBITING the weed killer GLYPHOSATE could INCREASE erosion or greenhouse gas emissions, if farmers start to till the soil to remove weeds. 

 

More research on such trade-offs is urgently needed. 

 

In the meantime, it will be crucial to enlist France’s farmer-owned co-operatives in making « Ecophyto 2+ » a success, observers say. 

 

French farming is dominated by a handful of these enormous agri-businesses. 

 

They buy and trade harvests, and most sell their members seeds, fertilizer, and pest control products. 

 

 

 

Capitulation To Ecophyto’s Fanatжcal Prohibitions

 

 

Although the majority of French farmers largely ignored or resisted « Ecophyto », they are now showing signs of support.  [ ?!?! ] 

 

In July 2018, more than 40 farmer organizations issued a « contract for solutions » that included pledges to reach specific reduction goals. 

 

The pledges represent a turning point, as farm groups are no longer focused just on fighting FANATЖCAL-PROHIBITIONS.  [ ?!?! ] 

 

It’s not only farmers who will have to adjust if France is to meet its ambitious goals. 

 

Reducing the cost of food production to the environment and public health will likely increase the cost to consumers and tax-payers. 

 

 

 

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Background Information

 

The Failure Of Pelargonic Acid

 

 

In France, farmers have been alarmed about the national-prohibition against glyphosate.  Though glyphosate-hating fanatжcs, whose only farming tool is a computer keyboard, have insisted that PELARGONIC ACID, used in France since 1863, would work just fine as a natural alternative, experts have stated that this cannot be true.  Moreover, its cost is 100X that of glyphosate. 

 

Explore the following link 

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Reference-glyphosate-2018-05-30-France-Belgium-Science-Claws-Out-Victory-In-France-Ramazzini-Loses-More-Credibility-In-Belgium-ACSH.pdf

 

 

 

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Background Information

 

Glyphosate Is Vindicated And

Continues To Be Registered In Canada

 

 

Health Canada made the right decision, and deserves congratulations.  After concluding a 7 year evaluation of risks, Health Canada has granted the CONTINUED REGISTRATION of glyphosate with minor risk mitigation strategies.  Health Canada has found that glyphosate DOES NOT present risks of concern to human health or the environment when used according to label directions.  As of 2017, Health Canada has granted CONTINUED REGISTRATION of products containing glyphosate for sale and use in Canada.  The evidence in favour of glyphosate is overwhelming.  Products containing glyphosate are UNLIKELY to affect your health.  Dietary risks from food and water are NOT of concern.  Non-occupational risks are NOT of concern.  Non-occupational risks from by-stander dermal exposure are NOT of concern.  Glyphosate products are NOT expected to pose risks of concern to the environment.  Overall, there have been NO environmental incident reports involving glyphosate in Canada.  Health Canada, as well as all other national regulatory agencies world-wide, have vindicated glyphosate.  These agencies include those within the European Union, the United States, and the United Nations. 

 

The following anti-pesticide and environmental-terrжrist organizations are conspiring to illegally interfere with the Health Canada’s decision to grant the CONTINUED REGISTRATION of glyphosate         David Suzuki Foundation ( the leader and puppet-master of most environmental-terrжrist organizations )      Canadian Association Of Physicians For The Environment      Ecojustice      Environmental Defence      Equiterre      Friends of the Earth      Prevent Cancer Now.  They are fanatжcally-motivated against glyphosate, and they are scientifically-ignorant.  Nonetheless, these organizations have ridiculously implied that their non-expert assessment is somehow being withheld from Health Canada and every other regulatory agency in the world.  They are NOT competent to make ANY assessments about pest control products. 

 

According to glyphosate-hating fanatжc Annie Berube at Equiterre [ a.k.a. David Suzuki Foundation ]    

 

We maintain that the scientific process at Health Canada appears to have been compromised by manipulated data [ ?!?! ] and flawed analyses [ ?!?! ] . 

 

Today’s decision continues to entrench glyphosate-based agriculture in Canada at the expense of our health and the environment.   [ ?!?! ] 

 

Meanwhile, other countries like FRANCE are implementing plans to PHASE-OUT [ i.e. FANATЖCALLY-PROHIBIT ] glyphosate and encouraging healthier, more sustainable food production.  [ ?!?!?!?! ] 

 

Anne Berube and Equiterre are LYING SACKS OF CRЖP ! 

 

The glyphosate-hating fanatжcs who operate these organizations have NEVER conducted a serious science-based study of glyphosate    they have conducted a mere literature review, and could only use those reports found in the open public literature such as the Internet.  These fanatжcs NEVER EVEN BOTHERED to request to look at Health Canada’s Confidential Test Data because they are lazy and obtuse.  The test data can be studied through a process that Health Canada refers to as The Reading Room.  Health Canada, and NOT fanatжcs, has the essential expertise on the subject of pest control products. 

 

After reviewing the data at The Reading Room, as well as the decision statement and the evaluation reports in the Pest Management Regulatory Agency’s Public Registry, fanatжcs will reconsider their motivation with anti-science philosophies, politicized-doctrines, and twisted life-style choices against our society.  Indisputable and conclusive science-based research shows that, as reported through Health Canada’s Confidential Test Data, NO harm will occur when glyphosate is used according to label directions.  It is scientifically safe, will cause NO harm, and will NOT cause cancer. 

 

 

Explore the following link 

 

 

Health Canada Has Granted The Continued Registration Of Glyphosate LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2019/01/31/glyphosate-herbicide-health-canada-has-granted-continued-registration-2019-01-11/

 

 

 

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Background Information

 

Conspiracy Against Neonicotinoids

 

 

Explore the following links   

 

 

Bees Are Growing & Thriving

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2018/09/17/myth-busting-the-bee-conspiracy-bees-are-growing-thriving-2018-09-17/

 

  

Bee Conspiracy Re-Direct Links

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/myth-busting-bee-colony-collapse-disorder-references-for-complaints-and-litigation/

 

  

Bee Losses Have Been Reported For A Long Time

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2016/05/17/bee-crises-in-ancient-historical-times-the-first-evidence-for-bee-disappearances-goes-back-centuries-there-is-no-modern-bee-crisis-with-neonicotinoid-insecticides-2014-06-17/

 

  

No Proof Neonics Harm Honeybee Colonies When Used Properly

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2018/01/20/there-is-no-proof-that-neonicotinoids-harm-honeybees-when-used-properly-dr-keith-ross-solomon-speaks-the-truth-2017-11-21/

 

  

European Union’s Fanatжcal-Prohibition

Costs Up To 19 Billion Dollars In Losses

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2016/02/10/european-union-prohibition-against-neonicotinoid-insecticides-19-billion-dollar-losses-for-the-agriculture-industry-farmers-losing-up-to-half-their-crops-stunningly-exorbitant/

 

  

The Politicization Of Health Canada

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2019/02/06/myth-busting-the-bee-conspiracy-health-canadas-suspicious-move-to-prohibit-neonicotinoids-the-pesticide-hating-trudeau-liberal-government-of-canada-2018-10-03/

  

 

Decisions By Health Canada To Impose National Prohibitions

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2016/04/23/the-end-of-the-golf-industrys-pesticide-ban-exception-status-goodbye-iprodione/

 

  

Bee Conspiracy Re-Direct Links

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/myth-busting-bee-colony-collapse-disorder-references-for-complaints-and-litigation/

 

  

Bee Losses Have Been Reported For A Long Time

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2016/05/17/bee-crises-in-ancient-historical-times-the-first-evidence-for-bee-disappearances-goes-back-centuries-there-is-no-modern-bee-crisis-with-neonicotinoid-insecticides-2014-06-17/

 

  

No Proof Neonics Harm Honeybee Colonies When Used Properly

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2018/01/20/there-is-no-proof-that-neonicotinoids-harm-honeybees-when-used-properly-dr-keith-ross-solomon-speaks-the-truth-2017-11-21/

 

  

United Kingdom Suspends Fanatжcal

EU Prohibition Against Neonicotinoids

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2015/07/27/united-kingdom-uk-suspends-fanatical-eu-prohibition-against-neonicotinoid-insecticides-growers-now-allowed-to-resume-insecticide-use-victory-against-terrorists-european-union-eu-failed-t/

 

  

Bees On The Golf Course

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2018/09/24/attracting-protecting-bees-on-the-golf-course-pollinator-best-management-practices-that-may-be-radical-ineffective-harmful-expensive-time-consuming-2018-05-00/

 

 

 

 

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Background Information

 

Conspiracy Against Glyphosate

 

 

Explore the following links   

 

 

Health Canada Has Granted The

Continued Registration Of Glyphosate

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2019/01/31/glyphosate-herbicide-health-canada-has-granted-continued-registration-2019-01-11/

 

  

Conspiracy Against Glyphosate

Victories Against Glyphosate-Hating Terrжrism

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2018/11/24/conspiracy-against-glyphosate-victories-against-anti-glyphosate-terr%d0%b6rism-2018-11-24/

 

  

The Lying Sacks Of Crжp At IARC

Glyphosate-Gate

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2018/01/02/lying-sacks-of-cr%D0%B6p-at-iarc-glyphosate-gate-lunat%D0%B6c-liars-blair-portier-lies-scientific-fraud-pays-off-bribery-conspiracy-2017-10-24-22/

 

  

Glyphosate Herbicide Vindicated By

Health Canada Re-Evaluation Decision

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2017/05/10/glyphosate-herbicide-vindicated-by-health-canada-re-evaluation-decision-the-library-of-victories-against-anti-pesticide-science-hating-fanaticism-2017-04-28/

  

 

The Complete Library Of Victories

Against Glyphosate-Hating Terrжrism

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/glyphosate-complete-library-of-victories/

 

  

Deranged Lies About School Shootings & Pesticides

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2019/02/25/the-failure-of-organic-organic-fanat%d0%b6cs-are-deranged-liars-school-shootings-are-caused-by-pesticides-glyphosate-causes-cancer-activists-are-commanded-by/

 

  

Lack Of Credible Scientific Evidence &

Exaggerated Claims Against Glyphosate

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/glyphosate/

 

  

The Entire Media History Of Glyphosate

References

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/glyphosate-references/

 

  

The Entire Media History Of Glyphosate

Reports & Blogs By Force Of Nature

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/glyphosate-blogs/

 

 

 

 

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Background Information

 

Miscellaneous

 

 

Explore the following links   

 

 

The Media History Of The National Annihilation

Of The Modern Green Space Industry

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/national-prohibition-reports-blogs-references/

 

  

The Media History Of Victories Against Anti-Pesticide Terrжrism

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/victories-against-terrorists/

 

  

The Myths About Anti-Pesticide Prohibition

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/myth-busting-prohibition/

 

 

 

 

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Background Information

 

Equiterre & David Suzuki

 

 

Explore the following links   

 

 

The Complete Media History Of Equiterre

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/equiterre/

 

  

Why Do We Celebrate Suzuki ?!?!

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2017/09/19/newsletter-2017-09-20/

 

  

David Suzuki’s Biography

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2018/06/15/david-suzuki-suzuki-hates-people-especially-albertans-biography-written-by-ms-sheila-gunn-reid-2018-06-16/

 

  

Suzuki Hates People ?!?!

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/02/01/david-suzuki-suzuki-hates-people-likes-pretty-female-bodyguards-2013-01-28/

 

  

David Suzuki’s Honorary Degree

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2018/05/05/david-suzukis-academic-freak-show-conspiracy-undeserved-honorary-degree-awarded-despite-hatefulness-incompetency-obstruction-hypocrisy-university-of-alberta-2017-08-22/

  

 

Lies Concocted By David Suzuki

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2017/03/19/david-suzuki-is-a-lying-sack-of-golf-hating-cr%d0%b6p-responses-to-lies-concocted-by-the-suzuki-documentary-part-1-2017-03-19/

 

  

David Suzuki’s Bodyguards

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/02/01/david-suzuki-suzuki-hates-people-likes-pretty-female-bodyguards-2013-01-28/

 

 

David Suzuki’s Price Of Greatness

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/10/21/david-suzuki-temper-temper-when-david-suzuki-told-me-to-f-ck-off-the-price-of-greatness-is-responsibility-vivian-krause-2010-06-17/

 

  

David Suzuki’s Millions

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/11/05/david-suzuki-the-two-suzukis-saint-suzuki-and-secret-suzuki-the-capitalist-millionaire-ezra-levant-2013-10-12/

 

  

The Media History Of David Suzuki

References

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/david-suzuki-foundation-references-for-litigation/

 

  

The Media History Of David Suzuki

Reports & Blogs

 

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/david-suzuki-foundation-reports-blogs/

 

 

 

 

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Background Information

 

We Speak The Whole Truth About France

From An Independent Perspective

 

 

We are the National Organization Responding Against HUJE that conspire to destroy the Green space and other industries ( NORAHG ).  As a non-profit and independent organization, we are environmentalists who are dedicated to reporting about truth-challenged French pesticide-hating fanatжcs ( HUJE ) who conspire to destroy businesses that are dependent on the use of safe and effective conventional pest control products.  We also report on the work of several highly-rated leading experts who have recognized expertise, training, and background in matters concerning pest control products, and who promote environmental realism and pesticide truths. 

 

Not surprisingly, French enviro-fanatжcs have demonstrated that they are incapable of processing overwhelming scientific evidence.  Should we trust these fanatжcs, who conveniently ignore scientific evidence, and attempt to impose their politicized-doctrines and twisted life-style choices against our society ?!?! 

 

NORAHG was the brain-child of Mr William H Gathercole and his colleagues in 1991.  Mr Gathercole is now retired, although his name continues to appear as founder.  We dare to defy the French pesticide-hating fanatжcs by exploring the whole truth from an independent perspective on The Pesticide Truths Web-Site      http://pesticidetruths.com/   If you wish to receive free reports on issues that concern you, please contact us at      force.of.de.nature@gmail.com   WILLIAM H GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G  

 

 

 

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