I must admit that the french love of protest sometimes drives me mad- they can stop up the whole country for things I think are just not justified. They also are so afraid of new things that new technology and treatments get held up for years as they wait to see what the guinea pig americans will find out about it first.
But in some cases, I think it is justified, and I have come to see why everyone shuts up and just deals with the protests no matter what- they realize
the importance that this right be protected.
The GMO stuff has been kept at bay, and in my area, a fight against fracking ensued, and the people won- it won't happen here.
Having a natural and healthy life is too important to be bought off.