Monday, February 13, 2012

Monsanto Found Guilty of Chemical Poisoning in France

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Anthony Gucciardi
Activist Post

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. 

Monsanto’s Deadly Concoctions

Farmer Paul Francois was not alone in his quest to hold Monsanto accountable for their actions. He and other farmers affected by Monsanto’s deadly concoctions actually founded an association last year to make the case that their health problems were a result of Monsanto’s Lasso and other ‘crop protection’ products.

Their claims were also met by many other farmers. Since 1996, the agricultural branch of the French social security system has gathered about 200 alerts per year regarding sickness related to pesticides. However only 47 cases were even recognized in the past 10 years.

Francois, whose life was damaged by Monsanto’s products, has now set the powerful precedent in the defense of farmers.
'I am alive today, but part of the farming population is going to be sacrificed and is going to die because of this,' Francois, 47, told Reuters.
It is also important to note that Monsanto’s Lasso pesticide was actually banned in France back in 2007 following a European Union directive that came after the ban of the product in other nations.
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Anonymous said...

Finally! Let's hope the others will follow ... Out of all murderous corps, 'My satan' is the worst!

apeman2502 said...

Sacrebleu!! Mon dieu!! See that, congress?!! The French not only make champagne,they convicted Monsanto while you pranced like showgirls in a Broadway musical. While congress appropriated money for 30,000 drones to complement their own efforts, France busted and convicted Monsanto. Congress should be put on Monsanto clean-up with rakes and hoes until they can convince ME that I should let them out. I can still dream.

Arthur Edens said...

"Yes! Here we are, all together. Is everyone listening? 'Cause this is the moment you've been waiting for, a very special piece of paper, so let's have a big, paranoid, malignant round of applause..."

Anonymous said...

Vive la France!

Anonymous said...

Congress knows what's best for the American people. As they throw us under the bus, we will flatten its tires.

Anonymous said...

Monsanto will never stop poluting the food supply.
The goal is population control through slow kill.
These evil people want to kill everyone with their GMO food.

Anonymous said...

No, those evil people just want to make HUGE PROFITS and they don't care at whose expense or who or what they might kill. They figure they will make the money first and then worry about the aftermath later....

Anonymous said...

One small step for man.... Unfortunately, we no longer have the rule of law. France does.

WINDY said...

farmers are their own worst enemy - I have farmed for 32 years without using any of MONSANTO'S crap.

nothing will change until the sheeple, be they farmers or consumers, wake up and STOP SUPPORTING THE BASTARDS.

Anonymous said...

wheres the goddammed GALLOWS !

Anonymous said...

Don't you mean guillotine?

Anonymous said...

Congress has international thought processes that lead them to the final thought, their pockets.

Gretna Maggiacomo said...

Farmer Windy says it best....STOP ALL ENGAGEMENT WITH THE ENEMY!!!!!

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