Monsanto To Face International Tribunal Over Crimes Against Humanity And The Environment

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By John Vibes at trueactivist.com

 

Monsanto will finally see its day in court for the destruction that they have done to the environment and human life. An international tribunal is scheduled to take place in The Hague, Netherlands, from October 12th to the 16th of next year.

An international group of scientists and professionals calling themselves the Monsanto Tribunal recently announced that they will be putting the infamous biotech company on trial.

“The Tribunal will rely on the ‘Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights’ adopted at the UN in 2011. It will also assess potential criminal liability on the basis of the Rome Statue that created the International Criminal Court in The Hague in 2002, and it will consider whether a reform of international criminal law is warranted to include crimes against the environment or ecocide, as a prosecutable criminal offense, so that natural persons could incur criminal liability,” The tribunal said in a statement.

 


“The time is long overdue for a global citizens’ tribunal to put Monsanto on trial for crimes against humanity and the environment. We are in Paris this month to address the most serious threat that humans have ever faced in our 100-200,000 year evolution—global warming and climate disruption,” the president of the Organic Consumers Association, Ronnie Cummins, said at a press conference.

As we reported earlier this year, a French court has also recently ruled that Monsanto was guilty of chemically poisoning the environment and the general population.

The group that is hoping to put Monsanto on trial next year will be using a unique strategy to hold Monsanto accountable and prevent them from harming the environment in the future. Next year at the tribunal, the group will argue that Monsanto be charged for crimes against the environment, which would be an unprecedented move.

“Recognizing ecocide as a crime is the only way to guarantee the right of humans to a healthy environment and the right of nature to be protected,” The International Monsanto Tribunal says on their website.

For those of you who don’t know, Monsanto is one of the wealthiest multinational corporations in the world and is also one of the most ruthless. Behind the false image of innocence created by their lawyers and public relations, this company is as evil as they come. Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against this corporate giant worldwide, but because of their incredible wealth they are usually able to settle out of court for large sums and pay off the media so their crimes are not exposed to the public.

Monsanto has a very nasty history, before they were in the food industry they primarily dealt with chemicals. Since the beginning of the 20th century, they were responsible for the manufacture of various toxic chemicals, which includes anything from caffeine to weapons like Agent Orange and White Phosphorus, along with other dangerous pesticides and herbicides.

Monsanto even helped develop uranium for the atomic bomb in the Manhattan Project. Their chemical roundup has been known to cause dozens of different plant diseases and does unknown damage to the ecosystem, just as their other pesticides do.


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25 COMMENTS

  1. Uh huh. Unfortunately Monsanto probably won’t show up, and since these guys have no power to enforce, nothing will change.

  2. I REPET!!!!! R&DSystems, Monsanto, 765 Millions Humans don’t food … Question ? Genocid easy with fucking protein Sterility ??? Logic 7 billion humans !!! = Ogm Monsanto create protein steril for human steril for regular human number in the world , just a fucking logic deduction !! So !!! Industry product protein in afrika in europ Germany and US !! it’s fucking sure so fuck off government Cop21 in France for decide What ?? Just kills humans terrorism war for regulate ?, nononono food better more easy just a fucking proteïn !!!!!(bad english sry i’m french :D)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Hey wessels, Nobody can purchase or apply restricted use chemicals without being properly licensed to do so. I don’t claim to be an expert in your line of work, so don’t try to be one in mine.

  4. I don’t get Americans. Monsanto Is EVIL. They infect the air with illegal poisons and chemicals to dumb us all down and it is clearly working. No it may not be the end of the world right now, but it IS starting. And the more close minded people there are, the easier it is for corporations like this and the government to kill us off. They realized a long long time ago that the population was far too large for sustainability on this Planet, why do you think they are doing so much research on other ones? The government has trapped us in its spell. A spell to make us all feel safe, and that everything can be trusted. Whether it be the food that we eat, the air we breathe, the products that we buy and use, the clothes that we wear, anything. Literally. We are not safe. At all. They poison us legally, people who smoke cigarettes, I am one of those people, are now addicted to it and they cant just stop at the drop of a dime. Its a challenge that will change your life. They inject us with shots and vaccines, claiming that they will cure our ailments and prevent them. But really vaccines have a little bit of the diseases and sicknesses in them. But we are to blind to realize that, and those who do see it and try to tell people are the ones who get called clinically insane and thrown into the loony bin. Because they know too much. The true purpose for the government and these corporations are being revealed. Slowly but surely, and that frightens them. And It should. So please do not believe everything you hear, do not trust everything you see. And for God sakes open your fucking eyes please before it is too late. We can change the future. You just have to know the present. The reality of the present not just celebrities, musicians and whos asses are real and whos aren’t. WAKE UP!

  5. it would be nice to hear some other name than monsanto – im talking about fmc – yes you know the corporation that produces carborufan – or furadan – and has received fines for polluting the missippi – the air over the shoshone bannock reservation – world record fines for price fixing cartels and on and on – oops not as bad as monsanto?
    It would be nice to see an article about them for a change.

  6. LOL! What a joke. Watch Penn & Tellers BS! episode on genetically modified foods to see what ignorant fools these “activists” are.

  7. Wow. I see a lot of name calling and fingerprinting here, and I really don’t think that is appropriate. All these comments are valid, and to recognize them as anything else is a bit self righteous. However, Makayla’s opinion is bang on.

    Fact: Monsanto is responsible for mass devastation by creating weapons of war that were used in Vietnam and other areas of southeast Asia, and thus uncounted thousands are dead as a result.

    Fact: Monsanto has created a patented strain of corn and other important staple crops through genetic engineering, and it has been scientifically proven that these altered crops are dangerous both to people and to farming in areas that don’t use Monsanto product.

    Fact: Monsanto has destroyed thousands of farms and countless more lives by forcing smaller farmers to conform to their pesticide use, or suffer damaged crops.

    Fact: Many small farms have been swallowed up by Monsanto because of lawsuits. Monsanto believes the smaller farms have stolen its patented crop seed, when in fact what has happened is cross pollination and contamination.

    What no one seems to realize is that by using genetically altered seed product, you create a situation where you have cross pollination and contamination of every crop the altered crop comes into close proximity with. It is unavoidable, but this has been used to fuel the profit of Monsanto at the expense of every living person who wants to lead a healthy lifestyle. Monsanto has spent millions, perhaps billions on lawsuits to make their troubles disappear so they can continue to profit from the destruction of every piece of land they touch. This is the worst kind of evil. These are just some of the events that are taking place, and some of the tactics companies like Monsanto will use to steal what they can, when they can, and the welfare of the people be damned. By saying that this court event is a joke, you are saying we have no real reason to hope we can ever alter the state of events, and I don’t believe that to be the truth. It is important to understand the history and the agenda of the enemy we are taking on. Learn the facts. Know your enemy, and no matter how false the hope may seem, never give up the fight. Monsanto must fall.

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