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    French Farmer's Unions Protest Government and Media in Paris - Video

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    The French farmer unions FNSEA and Jeunes Agriculteurs protest in Paris came in response to what they have called “agri-bashing” from the media and French government.

    According to the National Federation of Agricultural Syndicates (FNSEA), about 10,000 farmers with 1,500 tractors across the country will take part in the action.

    The demands of the FNSEA are in line with those expressed during the two previous union marches in October. The use of pesticides, the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union (EU) and Mercosur (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay), the Free Trade Agreement between the Twenty-Eight and Canada (the CETA), the EGalim agriculture and food law, the roundtrips on palm oil taxation and the attacks of anti-viral activists are the issues that have concentrated tensions.

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