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On the sidelines of the Agricultural Show, scientists and associations marched in Paris this Saturday to demand the end of pesticides and the transition to a model of agroecology.
Suddenly, cries echo in the quiet alleys of the Jardin des Plantes, in Paris. “No to pesticides: stop ecocide!” It is noon this Saturday. Onlookers stop to watch a strange procession. At the front, seven women and a man, white faces and red outfits, slowly move forward, making slow gestures close to tai chi. Behind them, demonstrators in white coats carry signs. “Insect population drops by 80% in thirty years”, “One in five plants is threatened with extinction”. This is the action “Silent Spring” (named after the 1962 book by Rachel Carson) organized by Scientists in Rebellion. “An off of Agricultural centre», they explain to emphasize that their main demand is the end of conventional agriculture to bring out agroecology.
Scientists in Rebellion denounce the ravages of pesticides during the action
“Silent Spring” at @The_Museum
The real “Off” of the Salon de l’Agriculture @Salondelagri
Let’s react to the collapse of Biodiversity!! pic.twitter.com/Eun3vqX3VC
— Scientists in rebellion (@SciRebFr) March 4, 2023
Scientists form the bulk of the troops, a good half of the hundred or so activists present. This is the largest action organized by Scientists in Rebellion,