France: Dunkirk farmers blockade Total fuel depot over palm oil imports

French farmers blockaded a Total SA fuel depot in Dunkirk on Monday as a protest against palm oil imports. Last month French authorities gave the country's oil giant Total permission to use palm as one of the feedstocks at its La Made biofuel refinery in southern France. The decision sparked outrage among farmers who claim it would create unfair competition against more expensive oils produced... Еще in France from rapeseed and sunflower. «It's a symbolic gesture that we are at the Total depot, because the last agreement with La Made, which includes the import of 300,000 tons of palm oil, generates a big problem for us,» said Laurent Verhaeghe from the National Federation of Farmer's Unions. The protest started on Sunday and will reportedly run until June 13. A total of 13 oil refineries and fuel depots have been blockaded across the country.

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