Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning in France...

A French court on Monday declared U.S. biotech giant Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning of a French farmer, a judgment that could lend weight to other health claims against pesticides.

In the first such case heard in court in France, grain grower Paul Francois, 47, says he suffered neurological problems including memory loss, headaches and stammering after inhaling Monsanto's Lasso weedkiller in 2004.

He blames the agri-business giant for not providing adequate warnings on the product label.

The ruling was given by a court in Lyon, southeast France, which ordered an expert opinion of Francois's losses to establish the amount of damages.

"It is a historic decision in so far as it is the first time that a (pesticide) maker is found guilty of such a poisoning," Fran├žois Lafforgue, Francois's lawyer, told Reuters. Full story...

Related posts:
  1. The video Monsanto does not want you to see...
  2. Russia suspends use of Monsanto's GM corn...
  3. Monsanto Roundup and GM maize implicated in ‘shocking’ new cancer study...
  4. France to maintain ban on Monsanto's GMO crops...
  5. Monsanto found guilty in France for farmer's illness...
  6. Danish farmer cures illnesses in pigs by reverting to GM-free diet...
  7. Monsanto's Roundup causing birth defects, breast formations...

No comments:

Post a Comment