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The suicide rate among France's farmers 20% higher than average

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 12, 2019
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France   Pressure growing by radical groups of environmentalists

According to The French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques-INSEE), the suicide rate among agricultural producers and ranchers in France is 20% higher than that of the rest of the population due to financial problems and the social isolation to which they are currently doomed.

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To this we must add a growing pressure by radical groups of environmentalists because of the use of pesticides, and also by other groups that attack them for raising cattle.

According to the official figures of the National Economic Analysis Council, 84% of the income of French agricultural producers comes from subsidies, both from the French State itself and from the European Union (EU).

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) allowed a transformation of the French productive system, but the crisis and the changes in the CAP that have been taking place in recent times, together with globalization and new production models, are making French producers suffer a situation of social distress.

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