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French farm union calls to block refineries over palm oil imports

French farm union calls to block refineries over palm oil imports
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PARIS (Reuters) – France’s largest farm union FNSEA called on Thursday for French oil refineries to be blocked from June 10 in protest at a decision allowing oil major Total <TOTF.PA> to use imported palm oil at its La Mede biofuel refinery in southern France.

France allowed a limited use of palm oil at Total’s La Mede refinery last week, a move that prompted outcry from French farmers.

“We are targeting unfair competition,” an FNSEA spokeswoman told Reuters.

(Reporting by Gus Trompiz and Sybille de La Hamaide)

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