‘On the Offensive’ Against Monsanto, France Removes Roundup from Store Shelves


Some people get it – understanding AND caring about the dangers!! Of course Monsanto is an American company with its hands in the pockets of its regulatory entities.

This is great news and a great read!

Just something I was thinking about . . .

Raging Bull-shit

Monsanto product will no longer be sold in aisles of nurseries frequented by amateur gardeners

Street art in Saint-Romain-au-Mont-d’Or, France. (Photo: Urban Scraper/flickr/cc)

France will cease over-the-counter sales of agrochemical giant Monsanto’s weedkiller brand Roundup, following a recent United Nations report that found the active ingredient, glyphosate, was “probably carcinogenic to humans.”

It’s the newest development in the growing international movement against Monsanto in general and Roundup in particular. French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal announced on Sunday that she had instructed garden centers to stop putting the herbicide on the shelves of their self-service aisles, stating, “France must be on the offensive with regards to the banning of pesticides.”

Colombian officials made similar statements in May, when they put a halt to U.S.-backed toxic fumigation of coca fields in the country, noting that a previous ruling by the Colombian Supreme Court called…

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3 thoughts on “‘On the Offensive’ Against Monsanto, France Removes Roundup from Store Shelves

  1. Good article Sadie. The loose way we use chemicals scares me. Not just pesticides and herbicides but just in general.We find a chemical with a property we like and we just make millions of tons and use it without adequate testing.It is not right. And the political influence exerted by multi-nationals is appalling. This has always bothered me. Thank you for promoting this article.The more circulation this gets ,the better.

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    1. Hi Paul! I’m catching up with you today! I stayed up way too late last night (feeling it today!) but it felt so good to just scroll through My Reader for a change – been missing my WP.

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    2. I have planned on doing a post about Monsanto in depth, but just haven’t gotten around to it. I have all my notes to write the piece – but I never got to it & I think the grandkids got off with my notebook (’cause they love to write!). I thought this was a great piece & I am so happy other countries are saying NO! I wish we would reign it in a bit, but there’s so much money involved, we are all just screwed (& poisoned).

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