The UFC-Que Choisir in Nancy and its area calls on the Prefect and the Chamber of Agriculture to use the determination of March 19, 2021 of the Constitutional Council on respecting the distances for spreading pesticides close to properties.
After the victory obtained by the UFC-Que Choisir and seven different associations earlier than the Constitutional Council which invalidated the process for drawing up the Departmental charters enabling the minimum distances for pesticide spreading to be reduced close to properties, and due to this fact the departmental charters taken on this foundation, and whereas the spraying might be in full swing, the UFC-Que Choisir de Nancy and its area intends to ensure the effectiveness of this determination of March 19, 2021. The native affiliation due to this fact referred to as on the Prefect and the Chamber of Agriculture to ask them the measures they supposed to take to make sure full respect for the minimal distances of 5 and 10 meters relying on the crop.
Public well being
In its determination, the Constitutional Council underlined that the charters, which govern the circumstances of use close to properties of plant safety merchandise, have a direct and important affect on each biodiversity and public well being. By its determination, the Constitutional Council due to this fact dominated in favor of organizations which, like the UFC-Que Choisir, underline the well being and environmental concern of pesticides.
In a press launch, the UFC-Que Choisir specifies: “While the determination of the Constitutional Council is instantly relevant, it’s stunning to notice that the Charter nonetheless seems on the web site of the Prefecture as if it have been nonetheless in pressure… native affiliation due to this fact intervened with the Prefect and the Chamber of Agriculture to ask them that the regulatory framework be very clearly and urgently reminded of all the gamers and that checks be carried out to make sure full compliance with it. . “
The Chamber of Agriculture must also take into account the decision
The consumers’ association adds: “While the process for drawing up departmental charters was extra akin to a pseudo biased session to maneuver ahead in a pressured march in the direction of a discount in minimal distances to three and 5 meters, towards 5 and 10 meters rules, the determination of the Constitutional Council units issues straight.
Protection of water assets
The UFC-Que Choisir in Nancy and its area due to this fact additionally requested the Chamber of Agriculture what it supposed to do. If a brand new process for drawing up charters have been to be initiated, solely real session, considering native realities, with all the stakeholders may very well be initiated.
More broadly, whereas the week of options to pesticides has simply ended, the native affiliation additionally requested the consultant of the State and the Chamber of Agriculture, the actions they supposed to take for higher safety and data for populations residing close to handled agricultural plots, in addition to actual safety of the surroundings and specifically of water assets. While environmental setbacks have been legion in current months (non-ban on glyphosate, return of bee-killing neonicotinoids, and so on.), the State and its representatives should cease being the accomplices of the lobbies of intensive agriculture in the adverse results and act, in accordance with the guarantees and bulletins, for a extra virtuous and sustainable system.
“We suggest to the people of Lorraine who notice a spreading within 10 meters of their property (photo in support) to report it to us on our mailbox (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we alert the Prefect directly. “