French appeal court upholds damages award against Monsanto. Monsanto herbicide causes extensive damages to health.

lassoOn the 10th of September a French appeal court issued a ruling upholding the 2012 decision of a French trial court awarding damages to a cereal farmer.

The farmer, Paul Francois, said he suffered damages to his health while applying Lasso, ( a ), on his maize crap.

The appeal court specified that that was “responsible” for poisoning the farmer with its Lasso weedkiller and ordered the US biotech giant to fully compensate Francois.

has denied that their product is a dangerous chemical. Their US material safety data sheet reveals that Lasso is a causing agent and the precautions need to be taken before it can be used. The material safety data sheet is available here:
http://www.kellysolutions.com/erenewals/documentsubmit/KellyData%5CVA%5Cpesticide%5CMSDS%5C524%5C524-314%5C524-314_LASSO_HERBICIDE_10_30_2007_2_43_57_PM.pdf

Lasso is marketed as alachlor in the US and the EPA data sheet reveals problems associated with the . Alachlor was the second most widely used in the , with particularly heavy use on corn and in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Source

http://www.epa.gov/safewater/pdfs/factsheets/soc/alachlor.pdf

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-french-court-poisoning-case-.html#jCp

http://www.kellysolutions.com/erenewals/documentsubmit/KellyData%5CVA%5Cpesticide%5CMSDS%5C524%5C524-314%5C524-314_LASSO__10_30_2007_2_43_57_PM.pdf

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