Monsanto found guilty of poisoning farmer

Monsanto found guilty of poisoning farmer

In 2012 a court ruled Monsanto guilty of poisoning a French farmer, and on Thursday the ruling was upheld. The farmer claims that after inhaling the LASSO weedkiller, a soil-applied herbicide, he suffered major neurological problems. The chemical was banned in France in 2007

This would be the first time that Monsanto was held responsible and ordered to fully compensate a plaintiff for damages. The company plans on taking the case to the highest appeals court in France.

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