Générations Futures et al v. the order of February 5, 2021

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February 22, 2021
Not judged
France, Lyon

Environmental NGOs, Beekeepers/Honey Producers, Medical doctors
Générations Futures, France Nature Environnement (FNE), Justice Pesticides, Pollinis, Terre d'Abeilles, AMLP, Syndicat National d'Apiculture (SNA)
French Republic
François Lafforgue

Gaucho, Neonicotinoid, Imidacloprid, Thiamethoxam, Insecticide
Cancel the order of February 5, 2021 provisionally authorizing the use of sugar beet seeds treated with plant protection products containing the active substances imidacloprid or thiamethoxam, granting a marketing authorization for the plant protection product "GAUCHO 600 FS" for a period of 120 days; order the State to pay the applicants the sum of €2,000 each.
Administrative Court of Lyon, France

7 groups file an appeal for cancellation against the order of February 5, 2021 re-authorizing neonicotinoids for seed protection in beet crops. In spite of an action by Members of Parliament before the Constitutional Council, law n° 2020-1578 relating to the conditions of marketing of some plant protection products in case of sanitary risk for sugar beet was adopted on December 14, 2020 and the order of application on February 5, 2021. The appeal is coupled with a demand for summary judgment. The administrative court of Lyon was chosen because it is the headquarters of Bayer, the producer of the offending products.