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Monsanto Found Guilty of Poisoning Farmer in France


By CR - Posted on 22 February 2012

FEB 22, 2012 - Food giant Monsanto was found guilty of poisoning a famer by French courts in Lyon, the damages to be established by a panel of experts. The farmer, Paul Francois, developed neurological problems such as memory loss and headaches after being exposed to Monsanto's toxic "Lasso weedkiller" in 2004. Monsanto's Lasso weedkiller was banned in the EU and France in 2007. This also paves the way for legislation for the current toxic pesticide Monsanto uses, their "Roundup" pesticide formula. Read more at Reuters.com here.

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