French Farmers Engage In Refinery Blockade Over Palm Oil Imports
French farmers have commenced a blockade of oil refineries and fuel depots over plans by Total to use imported palm oil at a biofuel plant, which have fanned farmer discontent over unfair competition.
The Vatry fuel depot in the Marne region of northeastern France was the first to be blocked on Sunday evening as about 100 farmers set up barricades with tractors and mounds of rubble, a spokesman from the FNSEA farmers union told Reuters.
A total of 13 sites were blocked from 9 a.m. Monday, Christiane Lambert, president of the FNSEA said in an interview with France Info television.
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