FNAB et al v. State

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July 1, 2022
Not judged
France, Amiens

Environmental NGOs
Fédération Nationale d'Agriculture Biologique (FNAB), Générations futures
State
François Lafforgue

Administrative
Summary proceedings
Fixy, Prosulfocarb, Herbicide
Withdrawal and immediate suspension of the marketing of Fixy, a prosulfocarb-based herbicide.
Administrative Court of Amiens, France
Court

FNAB and Générations Futures are taking legal action to request the withdrawal and immediate suspension of the commercial authorization of Fixy, a prosulfocarb-based herbicide. Prosulfocarb is the second most used herbicide in France, after glyphosate. Used in the treatment of cereals, it is a very volatile molecule which diffusion in the environment is uncontrollable. Thus, its dispersion generates a great pollution of the environment and contaminates neighboring crops in a large area, which causes the loss of crops by organic producers who are not compensated because no responsible can be identified. On July 20, 2022 the groups are dismissed as far as the summary proceedings are concerned.