Rustica Prograin Genetics SA and Others v. the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries

206687, 207303
April 14, 1999
Final judgment
France, Paris

Economic stakeholders
Rustica Prograin Genetics SA, Monsanto, Limagrain, Pioneer, Maïsadour, Novartis Seeds, RAGT, Verneuil Seeds
Ministère de l'Alimentation, de l'Agriculture et de la Pêche
No description

, Neonicotinoid, Gaucho
To revoke the decision of the Ministry of Agriculture to withdraw the marketing authorisation for Gaucho provisionally and to prohibit the cultivation of sunflower seeds coated with Gaucho
State Council of Paris, France
No description

December 29, 1999
The observations of UNAF, the national beekeeping union and the union of honey producers of France are allowed; the complainants' requests are rejected.

The Minister of Agriculture has taken the provisional decision to withdraw the marketing authorisation for the insecticide Gaucho and ban the cultivation of seeds treated with Gaucho without prior notification to the parties concerned, but the request to reverse this decision has been rejected.