Farmers can spray pesticides within 5m of rural homes

Did you know that farmers are allowed to spray pesticides close to homes? Pictured: vineyard in Carcassonne, Occitanie, France
Did you know that farmers are allowed to spray pesticides close to homes? Pictured: vineyard in Carcassonne, Occitanie, France

Nature and ecology groups supported by about 100 mayors have lost an urgent legal challenge to laws allowing farmers to spray weedkiller and pesticides close to homes in the French countryside.

The collective of France Nat­ure Environnement, Génér­at­ions Fut­ures, Que Chois­ir and others called for the chief ad­ministrative court, the Con­seil d’Etat, to ...

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