3 months Paris, Nantes ban pesticides Manilatimes |World
PARIS: Paris and four other French cities on Thursday (Friday in Manila) banned the use of synthetic pesticides within their boundaries, as an anti-chemicals movement that began in the countryside gains momentum. Lille in the north, Nantes in the west, Grenoble in the southeast and the central city of Clermont-Ferrand joined Paris in implementing the ban, citing the need to safeguard biodiversity and public health. The move is mainly symbolic given that the 2017 law already bans the use of synthetic pesticides in public parks and spaces. AFP ... more