French mayors ban glyphosate weedkiller, defying government

FILE PHOTO: A can of glyphosate weedkiller is seen in a treated mustard field as French farmer Herve Fouassier attends an interview with Reuters in Ouzouer-sous-Bellegarde, France, November 30, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo

RENNES, France (Reuters) – Some 20 French mayors have banned glyphosate from their municipalities, defying the government, which is now taking legal action to impose national legislation which allows the controversial weedkiller’s continued use for now. In 2017, President Emmanuel Macron had pledged to ban glyphosate in France within three years, rejecting a European Union […]

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