Thursday, January 26, 2017

Marine Le Pen wants France to have more organic agriculture and see a 'revolution in eating locally'

Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front party, added the environment to her list of campaign issues on Thursday in a bid to broaden her appeal ahead of the presidential election.

Ms Le Pen used the first of a series of so-called “presidential conferences” to call for a move towards a “zero-carbon” economy in France as well as more organic agriculture and a “revolution in eating locally”. 

The focus on the environment was a significant break from her usual focus on immigration, Islam, globalisation and leaving the European single currency — issues that have struck a cord with many French voters disenchanted with the traditional political parties ....