Aug. 21, 2019
For the third year in a row, RAGT Seeds has been attacked by volunteer mowers, destroying two sunflower crops in the Hérault. The seed company denounces this attack and calls on justice to stop these harassments.
RAGT Semences was again targeted for plots . Indeed, last August 13, two sunflower crops were totally destroyed in the Hérault by individuals claiming to be volunteer mowers. The latter invoking "an experiment of herbicide tolerant varieties (HTVs)". While recalling that "the cultivation of VTH varieties is perfectly legal in France", the seed company specifies, in a statement, that the two parcels concerned did not contain any VTH.
For RAGT Seeds , "these destructions are a new blow to development for varieties that meet the expectations of French markets and producers . They also despise the commitment of our teams and that of our partner farmers. " Despite the recurrence of these destructions, the seed company keeps the course and intends to " continue to innovate by bringing new genetic solutions. We call again and again, authorities and justice to stop this harassment absurd and penalizing for all, "says the seed.
Editor's note: This article was originally published in French. This English summary has been prepared with Google Translate and edited for clarity.