March 20, 2008
Elsewhere on the web, heated debates are taking place as to the official first day of Spring, historically the 20/21st March, however there is no question in the minds of the French activists MDRGF (Movement for Rights and Respect for Future Generations) who are organising their third year of ‘Week without pesticides’ in France today. Since its debut in 2006, this event has grown in popularity across France and this year is also supported by various European countries.
During 10 days, associations, farmers, companies and NGOs will hold various activities to educate the public on health and environmental risks due to pesticide use and prove that viable alternatives to chemical treatments exist. They have a handy map of France and Europe pinpointing where the events will take place until 30th March.
For more information visit the campaign site.Author : ECPA