We assembled to hear the opinions of the five judges who presided over the International Monsanto Tribunal. After taking six months to review the testimony of 28 witnesses who testified during the two-day citizens’ tribunal held in The Hague last October, the judges were ready to report on their 53-page Advisory Opinion.
The upshot of the judges’ opinion? Monsanto has engaged in practices that have violated the basic human right to a healthy environment, the right to food, the right to health, and the right of scientists to freely conduct indispensable research.
Links and more here:
I checked the Monsanto website and didn’t see anything on the homepage about the Tribunal, but did a search there and found this open letter: http://www.monsanto.com/newsviews/pages/monsanto-tribunal-hague-open-letter.asp
What I did see on the homepage is Monsanto’s all-out effort to portray itself as sustainable. And when I googled “California Roundup,” I found a list here of Monsanto’s responses to California’s labeling Roundup as toxic: http://www.monsanto.com/pages/results.aspx?k=California%20Roundup
See what you think.