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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning in France

Consistent with an enforcement trend by the EU to reduce agricultural pesticides used by 50% between 2008-2018,  a  French court on Monday declared U.S. biotech giant Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning of a French farmer, a judgment that could lend weight to other health claims against pesticides.

See: Thomson Reuters News & Insight
"It is a historic decision in so far as it is the first time that a (pesticide) maker is found guilty of such a poisoning," Fran├žois Lafforgue, Francois's lawyer, told Reuters.