On Wednesday, retailer Michel-Edouard Leclerc once again criticized the ‘way things are being done’ for the General State of Food, attracting a scathing reply by the FNSEA. (Article in French)
The Coordination Rurale sounded off a new alarm regarding the General State of Food today, saying that it was ‘very worried’. At the same time, the FNSEA expressed its concern about remarks made by several members of the government. (Article in French)
Christiane Lambert held a press conference this morning under the veil of the new political debate between the minister of Ecological Transition, who is passionate about agriculture, and the minister in charge of said agriculture. (Article in French)
For 70 years, the FNSEA was the most important, and perhaps even the only, syndicate for French farmers. Since the beginning of the 1990s, two dissident organizations have been vying to bring another voice: they are the Confédération Paysanne and the Coordination Rurale, respectively the third and second representatives. (Article in French)
On January 19, 2016, the Conference on Agriculture and Food was held in Saint-Denis. At the event, the Confédération Paysanne, together with twenty citizen organizations, presented 13 grievances. (Article in French)
Just as Manuel Valls is calling on “everyone to assume responsibility,” geographer Gilles Fumey and philosopher Olivier Assouly have written an op-ed in the Libération suggesting that the FNSEA should be put on trial.
After meeting at the Élysée on Monday, the FNSEA has promised to assemble a thousand tractors in Paris on September 3rd in order to get the government to “extend” the emergency plan, announced in July, to resolve the livestock farming crisis. (Article in French)
This afternoon, the majority of the agricultural unions were invited to meet with Stéphane Le Foll at the Ministry of Agriculture. (Article in French)