Paul François, a traditional, pesticide-using farmer, was intoxicated by a herbicide when he opened the vat in his agricultural sprayer. After the incident, Paul sufferered neurological disorders and other health problems and launched proceedings for the recognition of his illness as an occupational illness. After a fight that lasted several years, his case finally arrived at TASS (Health and Social Affairs Tribunal in France) where it gained recognition. Since then, he has made sure his farming practices are less dependent on pesticides. Here, he testifies on his difficulties and his hopes for the future.