Thursday April 12, 2012, 11:06 am
Cases stemming from the 1940's and 1970's is how monsanto gets away with murder.
monsanto keeps things in the courts using delaying and poseponement techniques.
"The case settled without any finding of wrongdoing by Monsanto. This is appears to be the reason why they agreed to the settlement ó to avoid accountability and punitive damage charges. The $93 million is chump change for Monsanto an will barely affect their share prices. Monsanto has now set a precedent for settling claims, and hopefully some good attorneys will seize the opportunity in order to hold Monsanto accountable."
monsanto needs to be put out of busniness as it is responsible for destroying lives and lands.
Thursday April 12, 2012, 11:14 am
I agree Jim, this case happened in 1949. Over 60 years....and they call this justice. ha I only hope it does do what it stated in the article, open the way for others to successfully fight Monsanto, in hopes it won't take a 60 year battle for them.
Thursday April 12, 2012, 11:52 am
The "criminal" offences of Monsanto are almost difficult to believe. The illegal use of high heat manufacturing techniques to manufacture a known poison "dioxin". Is the corporate world allowed to ravish and destroy our sacred Mother Earth and all of Her creatures or what? The insanity of insatiable greed must rule at Monsanto, even their "corner room" executives must live on this imperiled Planet. Monsanto can go down to defeat in court, empowering just to know that.
Thursday April 12, 2012, 1:28 pm
I'm glad to hear their final getting some retribution for their foul deeds! But this is just a small amount compared to all the damage that they've caused and are continuing to cause! But, indeed, I hope this a hopeful sign and Monsanto will be forced to finally end its immoral conduct and environmental destruction for good!
Thursday April 12, 2012, 5:30 pm
Darn, Kevin, you are right that non-disclosure agreement will enable Monsanto to continue in its greedy zeal to take over the world food supply. Holly, you are so right, Monsanto is a serial killer.
Friday April 13, 2012, 8:13 am
The article states: "The Veteranís Administration recognizes and pays out on Agent Orange injury claims that include cancer, birth defects in children of exposed victims, leukemia, liver disease, heart disease, Parkinsonís Disease, diabetes and chloracne."
I'm guessing that means that the taxpayer is paying these injury claims! The victims absolutely deserve compensation for their medical expenses, pain and suffering --but Monsanto and Dow Chemical should be funding these claims --not the taxpayers! Why should they have immunity as government contractors? Who made the decision to purchase Agent Orange? And who gave the chemical companies immunity?
It appears that there's a whole lot of blame to go around --yet the chemical companies responsible for the mess are not being held accountable. The only victims are those who've been poisoned by these greedy and irresponsible criminals and the taxpayers who pay for the damages. Business as usual...
Regarding this recent settlement: "Bloomberg reports that this settlement will reduce Monsantoís 2012 net income by 5 cents per share." That's one pity party I'll pass on...
Friday April 13, 2012, 1:45 pm
More and more people are waking up to the evil giant's monopolies. I truly believe it's only a matter of time before we can stop them. Let's not forget that over 40 countries have already banned Monsanto's GMOs. Now to hold them accountable.....
Saturday April 14, 2012, 11:06 am
Monsanto should be shut down as a criminal organization guilty of environmental terrorism. Instead of pursuing terrorists in other countries, let's start looking for them right here.
Sunday April 15, 2012, 4:47 pm
Great news in a way. Vermont is not going to pass its food labeling law. Lawmakers have studied this year's law and found the weaknesses Monsanto would attack in a law suit. See 'em next year with a better law and save the state money.