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Monsanto: Guilty

Monsanto: Guilty

 

Agribusiness giant Monsanto has lost a legal battle over its dangerous pesticide products. Farmer Paul Francois won his claim against 2011′s Worst Company in a Lyon, France court. Francois’ lawyer, Francois Lafforgue, called the decision “historic,” noting that it marks, “the first time that a [pesticide] maker is found guilty of such a poisoning.”

Francois maintained that after using Monsanto’s pesticides in 2004, he, “[suffered] from neurological problems including memory loss, headaches and stammering.” The pesticide in question, Lasso, has since been banned in France; by 2018, France is working to cut its pesticide usage by 50 percent.

Since 1996, the French government has received about 200 complaints a year about the negative health effects of pesticides, making it quite possible that similar cases against the controversial company will make their way into French courts in the future.

This is just one of many lawsuits Monsanto is fighting across the globe. In the United States and Canada, for instance, 60 families, organic agricultural organizations and seed companies sued Monsanto for its aggressive patenting of genetically modified (GM) seeds.

Monsanto is responsible for 90 percent of GM seeds in the United States.

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Lone Farmer Tackles Corporate Giant Monsanto
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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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2:58PM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

thanks

2:49AM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

ty

9:21AM PDT on Apr 19, 2013

jerks

2:43AM PDT on Apr 8, 2013

It´s a start! Let´s hope it´ll soon be proved, the earth doesn´t belong to reckless multinational companies.

9:23AM PST on Feb 10, 2013

It is my belief that MONSANTO is a Corporate KILLER of any humans they feel like killing, they almost got me in Vietnam with AGENT ORANGE, and made sure I could not have children..WOW, what a Corporation! , NOT!

11:03PM PST on Feb 6, 2013

Thanks.

5:32PM PST on Jan 15, 2013

...as HELL!!!

8:24PM PST on Jan 11, 2013

Let Montsanto buy their own island to grow their evil , cancer causing ,mutant making and disease causing seeds and chemicals AND ban from all other land.

8:45PM PST on Jan 10, 2013

They are sickening end of story

9:52PM PST on Dec 30, 2012

Thank you for educating people as to the genocide of Monsanto Katie G. I appreciate your submission very much.
To quote my friend Shelly P.....
"DAMN STRAIGHT MONSANTO IS GUILTY OF ONE OF THE LONGEST GENOCIDE FACTORS EVER!!" Sorry, unable to yet star you this week:)

The answer to your question Patricia G is quite simple. Corpora$e GR$$D. You are on the right path now and I applaud your post. KUDOS. There are many groups you can join here on C2 with more information regarding Monsanto than you'll ever be able to read in the past, present and future! Good Luck my friend!

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