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French court: Monsanto lied about safety of RoundUp


France's highest court has ruled that US agrochemical giant Monsanto had not told the truth about the safety of its best-selling weed-killer, Roundup.

The court confirmed an earlier judgment that Monsanto had falsely advertised its herbicide as "biodegradable" and claimed it "left the soil clean".

The company was fined 15,000 euros (£13,800; $22,400). It has yet to comment on the judgment.

Roundup is the world's best-selling herbicide.

Monsanto also sells crops genetically-engineered to be tolerant to Roundup.

I'm shocked.

But I'm sure it's just one or two "bad apples"!

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Submitted by quixote on

Not only does Monsanto make Roundup and sell Roundup resistant crop seeds, but those seeds account for *75%* of genetically engineered crops worldwide.

This has been going on for years, pretty much since the first commercial genetically engineered crops. It's like pushers having the monopoly on methadone.

I've never understood why everyone doesn't go screaming yellow zonkers over this.

Ian Welsh's picture
Submitted by Ian Welsh on


they have expense bills bigger than that. that isn't even a cost of doing business, that's a fucking joke.