Anti-Monsanto protest takes place across France

(VOVWORLD) - Thousands of French took to the streets of 40 major cities on Saturday to protest US agrochemical giant Monsanto over the harmful effects of its glyphosate-based weedkiller, including cancer-related risks.

Anti-Monsanto protest takes place across France - ảnh 1  Anti-Monsanto protesters gather at Place de la Republique square in Paris on May 18, 2019. (Photo: AFP/VNA)

The protest, involving environmental activists and top politicians, occurred just one week ahead of the European Parliament elections. Many of the candidates promised to end Monsanto’s lobby activities at key European agencies in Brussels. They plan to make the ban on using chemical pesticides a priority of the European Parliament’s new tenure.

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