EELV "joins the spirit of the proposals" of Jean-Luc Mélenchon aiming to allow the French to feed themselves with quality products, underlined this Monday Julien Bayou, national secretary of the ecological party, however not in favor of blocked prices.
Asked about Franceinfo on the proposal of the LFI presidential candidate to rename the Ministry of Agriculture, carrying a “productivist” vision, in favor of a “Ministry of Food Production”, Julien Bayou judged this idea “ quite anecdotal ”.
"On the other hand, what is fundamental is the right and access to quality food and on this I say it: I agree with the spirit of the proposals" by Jean-Luc Mélenchon, he declared. .
On the way to social security for food
He stressed that EELV is "not so much for the price regulation" of five fruits and vegetables as proposed by the leader of LFI, because it is necessary "to guarantee farmers that they can feed themselves", but "when Jean-Luc Mélenchon says + this injunction to eat five fruits and vegetables a day, we cannot allow people not to eat (because of their too high prices, Editor's note), he is right ”.
Julien Bayou thus argued for the "revolutionary project" of "Social security of food" carried by environmentalists: to give "to each household, first and foremost to the poorest, (...) 120 to 150 euros per month" so that 'they can "afford quality meals, in particular from small, local, organic producers". Asked about the budgetary cost of such a measure, however, he did not give a figure and admitted that “it cannot be done with the snap of a finger”.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon proposed this Friday in an interview with
a "food security law" including "five fruits and vegetables at low prices blocked" or "a guaranteed price for farmers and that we cannot multiply it over- beyond a threshold ”.
He also wants “100% of collective food in organic school canteens” with “100% vegetarian objective”, and that priority be given to “food crops” rather than “factory farms”.
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