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Why Can’t US Sue Monsanto & Dow For Poisoning People?

The comment period on approval for Dow’s 2-4-D tolerant GMO corn ends on the 27th of this month.  I’m holding my breath, hoping that somehow the USDA will do the right thing and deny it. 

If you haven’t already done so, PLEASE go to the following link and post your comment against it:

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2011/12/27/2011-33009/dow-agroscience-llc-availability-of-petition-plant-pest-risk-assessment-and-environmental-assessment

More poison for the US?

Recent information is that the USDA is leaning toward approval because it is using industry funded studies, provided by the manufacturer, on which to base its judgement.  As with other approvals for the biotech industry, like Monsanto’s products, this smacks of collusion. 

 

As I reported in a previous article on industry funded studies referencing an article in Mother Earth News,  (https://foodtruthfreedom.wordpress.com/2012/01/29/poison-in-our-food-industry-funded-studies-say-no-but-we-know-better/)  manufacturers routinely use this tactic.  Sadly, since there is little concern for the wellbeing and protection of the people of this country by our government, we’re all on the short end of the stick. 

Other countries have sued Monsanto, Dow and other biotech firms.  Argentina is now in the process of a lawsuit against Monsanto – a lawsuit brought by the farmers on grounds that Monsanto has poisoned them.  Last year an Indian tribunal brought charges against the “Big 6” and found them guilty of human rights abuses.

Why can’t we, the American people, bring charges against the biotech firms for poisoning us?      

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Author: B T Hylle

Humanitarian, environmental and food activist, blogging on current societal issues. My blogs cover what's in our food and how it affects our health; the effects of our seemingly small actions regarding chemical and pesticide use in and around our homes and its impact on our Earth.

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