Here, I relate what the journalist said in his article “La majorité sous pression avant l’examen du projet de loi sur les néonicotinoïdes”. All quotes, originally in French, were translated by me.
The NNI bill is expected to begin consideration on October 5 under “heavy pressure from civil society.” Thus, called not to vote on this bill Nicolas Hulot, about thirty environmental organizations (WWF, Greenpeace, LPO), the Confederation paysanne and about sixty researchers specializing in NNI. The latter denounce “a serious error, under the pretext of minor or inaccurate reasons, this in view of the immense stakes”.
The magnitude of such criticism is said to be “worrying majority MPs”, many recalling the unexpected virulence of criticism following the “backpedaling” of the glyphosate ban.
Thus, the LREM deputy from Isère “took the lead” and announced that he would vote against the bill. The presidential party being aware of the risks, an argument of 7 pages was addressed to the deputies of the majority “to provide them the elements of language of the government”.
The Confédération paysanne contradicts the argument in a letter addressed to the deputies assuring that “the pressure which weighs the most on the sector” is “that of the market much more than the jaundice”. It would thus refer to the abolition of quotas in 2017, which exposed the sector to three structural problems: “end of quotas, market deregulation and competition from world sugar”.