José Bové

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Bove Jose C guillaume paumierJosé Bové, member of the European Parliament, is the candidate for the Presidency of the European Commission with the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance. A farmer, unionist and environmental activist, he has led numerous international rallies and protests against market consolidation, globalization of agriculture, genetically modified crops and shale-gas. After being the spokesperson of the Farmer’s Confederation, in 2007 he stood as candidate in the French presidential elections. Elected at the European Parliament in 2009, Mr. Bové has the role of Vice-President of the Agricultural and Rural Development Committee and is a substitute member of the International Trade Committee.