French Parks are Pesticide Free!

French children are able to frolic in the grass without risk of intoxication.

Pesticides have been banned in all public green spaces while non-professional gardeners are no longer be able to buy pesticides over the counter.

The new measure is part of a larger green program adopted by French lawmakers that also includes a ban on plastic bags for vegetables.

The pesticide ban covers public forests, parks and gardens, but local authorities are still allowed to use pesticides in cemeteries.

The new law also stipulates that pesticides will be prohibited in private gardens from 2019. (Source: AP)

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Parks and green spaces in Paris, and across all of France, are now sans pesticides used for landscaping. (Photo: CJ/flckr)