He said that the government is not going to backtrack on its decision to allow Total to use imported palm oil, and warned that the protest could not lead to any "adequate solutions".
On Sunday evening, French farmers launched blockades of the country's 14 refineries to protest imports of low cost palm oil for manufacturing biofuel.
A total of 13 sites were blocked from 9 a.m. Monday, Christiane Lambert, president of the FNSEA said in an interview with France Info television. "Do not rush into oil stations, it is often that which creates the shortage".
According to Deutsche Welle, they are also anxious about emerging competition, as local biofuel producers might want to go over to a cheaper palm oil from overseas instead of buying locally produced and more expensive rapeseed oil.
Separately, junior minister Brune Poirson, who reports to environment minister Nicolas Hulot, said on Twitter that "France wants to stop the rise in use from one year to the other" for both palm oil and soybean oil.
Agriculture Minister Stephane Travert said Monday that the government would not back down, adding that he would meet soon with unions as well as biofuels producers to discuss supplies and pricing.
World Cup is awarded to North America
Instead of a small executive committee making the decision, this time it was done by a vote of FIFA's over 200 member nations. To cut down on travel, the US -led bid proposed having teams play all their games in the same regional areas.
Ethereum Classic Jumps 20% on Coinbase News
The coin is trading for $15.25, based on an average from a large number of exchanges, with a total cap of almost $1.6 billion. The reason, probably known to anyone who reads this, they've been selected as the next coin to be added to Coinbase exchange.
Total's initiative to import palm oil for its biofuel plant was just "the last straw", the representative added.
Fuel shortages were not expected as a result of the blockade, given France's network of emergency fuel reserves and in the absence of sympathy action by fuel sector workers.
The blockade has further worsened relations between the biggest agricultural sector of any European Union country and the government of President Emmanuel Macron.
Palm oil is cheaper than rapeseed oil as a feedstock for biodiesel.
Total argues its plans call for using less palm oil than allowed by the authorities, offer an outlet for local rapeseed and will develop large-scale recycling of used oil and fat.
The issue of palm oil use has caused friction with Indonesia and Malaysia, the two largest palm oil producers, with Malaysian officials warning of trade repercussions that could affect a potential deal to buy French fighter jets.
The scene where the vehicle was found and the house where the attack took place have been sealed off for forensic examination. A auto , believed to be a BMW 3 Series, was later found burned out six kilometres away at Iniskenny, Ballinora, Waterfall.
Infinity War now ranks as the fifth highest-grossing film in the United States and Canada with US$656.1 million thus far. Fans first noticed Hawkeye's absence following the release of the movie's first trailer November of previous year .
Under the system, now used in a few local jurisdictions, the election is over if one candidate wins a majority. Trump also tweeted his endorsement of Adam Laxalt, Nevada's attorney general, just after noon Pacific time.
It's been a good few years now since fans of The Conjuring were gifted with the second installment of the spooky horror franchise. And today we have our first official look at the poster via Fandango and you can check it out to the right.
Trump went on to say that the USA gets "unfairly clobbered" on trade despite "protecting Europe at great financial loss". German Chancellor Angela Merkel described his change of heart as "sobering and a little depressing".
A fan account for Harry and Meghan caught the pre-curtsy confirmation. " She really wants his views", said a source. In fact, it's rumored that Prince Harry might have a little something to do with her style choices.
The United Nations is warning of escalated fighting in the Syrian province of Idlib, where 2.5 million civilians are trapped. The White Helmets say at least 16 more people were killed by Syrian government airstrikes over the weekend.
The vote came after about an hour of public comment during which people from both sides of the argument shouted at councilmembers. In a statement , Mayor Durkan and seven council members vowed to continue searching for a solution for the homelessness problem.
Cet événement survient peu de temps après le décès d'une baleine en Thaïlande, dû aux 80 sacs plastiques retrouvés dans son ventre.
Government compromise on 'meaningful vote' avoids Brexit defeat
We had a personal assurance that we would find a way to address the concerns in the House of Lords when the Bill goes back there. Then, "MPs voted to reverse the Lords amendment removing the "exit day" from the bill by 326 votes to 301 - a majority of 25".
Raptors hiring Nurse to replace Casey
On Tuesday, reports surfaced announcing the Raptors had settled on assistant coach Nick Nurse as their next head man. Toronto Raptors assistant coach Nick Nurse gestures during a game against the Detroit Pistons on February 29, 2016.
Tesla lays off thousands of employees
Tesla has been trying to hit a 5,000 per week production target of its Model 3 sedans after facing initial production hiccups. Elon Musk went so far as to say he was sleeping on the factory floor while trying to work on the problems himself.