Monsanto Found Guilty of Chemical Poisoning in France


Monday 13 February 2012
by: Anthony Gucciardi, Natural Society | Report

(Image: Lance Page / Truthout; Adapted: Carl Mueller / Flickr)

In a major victory for public health and what will hopefully lead to other nations taking action, a French court decided today that GMO crops monster Monsanto is guilty of chemically poisoning a French farmer. The grain grower, Paul Francois, says he developed neurological problems such as memory loss and headaches after being exposed to Monsanto’s Lasso weedkiller back in 2004. The monumental case paves the way for legal action against Monsanto’s Roundup and other harmful herbicides and pesticides made by other manufacturers.

In a ruling given by a court in Lyon (southeast France), Francois says that Monsanto failed to provide proper warnings on the product label. The court ordered an expert opinion to determine the sum of the damages, and to verify the link between Lasso and the reported illnesses. The case is extremely important, as previous legal action taken against Monsanto by farmers has failed due to the challenge of properly linking pesticide exposure with the experienced side effects.

When contacted by Reuters, Monsanto’s lawyers declined to comment.

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Comment by Spirality on July 27, 2012 at 3:08


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Comment by Brian of the family Whelan on July 27, 2012 at 0:13

Why is our food being made and modified by the world's largest pesticide manufacuturer?

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