French agri minister says farmer blockades of oil refineries are illegal

June 11, 2018 |

In France, the country’s agriculture minister has called the protest of 14 oil refineries and hundreds of fuel depots by French farmers in protest of Total’s planned imports of palm oil for much of its feedstock demand at the La Mede biorefinery “illegal”. The minister has called for negotiations to end the impasse and find a way forward with Total, saying the illegal blockade is not the way to make lasting agreements and that it will end up hurting everyone.

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