French court – US Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning – Scotland just banned this!

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As you should be aware of now Scotland, Nicola, SNP have banned farmers from genetically modifying ANY crops from now on. We can still choose to go to a supermarket chain and buy GMO Food. This from the French Court AGAIN!! Is proving these ‘Damn pesky Conspiracy theorists’ CORRECT. I myself have said this 10 years or so, I said all the time to Americans mostly as they get it all the time, it’s ALL they eat, here in Scotland, Europe we have choice. We can’t downplay the hugeness of what the French have just said to the USA here and Monsanto! Watch this space me thinks! Scotland to issue formal ban on genetically modified crops <Click) Again, the small details are so important. I have to thank my friend Dawn for this article..

Via: http://www.reuters.com/ ~~

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French cereal farmer Paul Francois who was poisoned

French cereal farmer Paul Francois who was poisoned

A French court upheld on Thursday a 2012 ruling in which Monsanto was found guilty of chemical poisoning of a French farmer, who says he suffered neurological problems after inhaling the U.S. company’s Lasso weedkiller.

The decision by an appeal court in Lyon, southeast France, confirmed the initial judgment, the first such case heard in court in France, that ruled Monsanto was “responsible” for the intoxication and ordered the company to “fully compensate” grain grower Paul Francois. Monsanto’s lawyer said the U.S. biotech company would now take the case to France’s highest appeal court.

Francois, who says he suffered memory loss, headaches and stammering after inhaling Monsanto’s Lasso in 2004, blames the agri-business giant for not providing adequate warnings on the product label. Lasso, a pre-emergent soil-applied herbicide that has been used since the 1960s to control grasses and broadleaf weeds in farm fields, was banned in France in 2007 after the product had already been withdrawn in other countries such as Canada, Belgium and Britain.

Monsanto phased out of Lasso in the United States several years ago for commercialreasons, its spokesman in France said.

Though it once was a top-selling herbicide, it gradually lost popularity, and critics say several studies have shown links to a range of health problems. Monsanto said in a statement after the ruling that experts, including those nominated by the French civil court, had not found any causal link between the alleged accidental exposure and the alleged damages for which Francois claims compensation.

The company’s lawyer, Jean-Daniel Bretzner, said a potential fine to compensate for the farmer’s loss would be decided after the decision of the highest court but he said that in any case it would be very low. “We are speaking about modest sums of money or even nonexistent. He already received indemnities (by insurers) and there is a fundamental rule that says that one does not compensate twice for a loss, if any,” Jean-Daniel Bretzner said.

Lasso is not Monsanto’s sole herbicide accused of being harmful. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the World Health Organization (WHO), said in March that glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, one of the world’s most used herbicides, was “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Monsanto reacted to the finding in June by demanding a retraction, labeling the findings by a team of international cancer scientists as “junk science.”

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4 comments on “French court – US Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning – Scotland just banned this!

  1. European news is interesting…many Americans just don’t give a damn about this kind of thing…

    There must be a reason. I think Americans are more concerned with personal security, murder, rape, etc… The news is filled with more of that than European news.

    We also seem more worried about war, ISIS, terrorism, etc., though we don’t need to be…we are far away and if the military is used defensively (instead of offensively), it seems good enough….

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    • America for now is the safest nation on Earth with the biggest war machine JUST ahead of tiny Britain and Israel. Strange these 3 countries always come up in the same debate so often.

      Here in Europe we don’t co-exist as Americans think. We look to European Countries as American people would look at Chile, Argentina or Bolivia, just 3 examples. Europeans don’t mix, but when we do it’s good fun, but we are not as close as many think…I live on a tiny Island so it’s hard to understand bigger Countries with 400 Million or 1.8 Billion people and are worse off than the Nordic area of Earth, Northern Europe, Scotland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway etc, all very rich countries with free healthcare and a brilliant minimum wage and more..

      I think it’s because we are so small, it’s easier. Scottish people are having a march for the Yes movement in Edinburgh next weekend, 2 weeks it took to plan and over 1,000,000 people will show up, maybe more..That is a quarter of our populous. This is the same people and marches that brought about Gay marriage being allowed and other good steps forward as a nation..

      Good comments mate

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