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 , ( a Monsanto ), on his maize crap.

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

Monsanto has denied that their product is a dangerous chemical. Their US material safety data sheet reveals that is a cancer causing agent and the precautions need to be taken before it can be used. The material safety data sheet is available here:

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


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