Monsanto Agrees to Plead Guilty to Environmental Crimes in Hawaii

Boy the hits just keep coming HUH????

Reprinted with permissionfrom USRTK. Today I received this email. Combined with every other fraud and hoax of the past 50 years. This company kind of puts a bow on things…

Here’s the email….

In court documents filed Dec. 9, Monsanto Co. agreed to plead guilty to 30 environmental crimes related to the use of a pesticide on corn fields in Hawaii, after workers were allowed to go into fields that had been sprayed with Forfeit 280, a glufosinate ammonium-based herbicide.

Monsanto also will plead guilty to two felony crimes related to the storage of a banned chemical on Maui, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The plea agreement calls for Monsanto to serve three years probation and pay a $12 million fine.

“Monsanto is a serial violator of federal environmental laws,” said United States Attorney Tracy L. Wilkison. “The company repeatedly violated laws related to highly regulated chemicals, exposing people to pesticides that can cause serious health problems.”

Agribusiness lobbies to undermine climate goals: Pesticide giants like Bayer and BASF are pushing for weaker action on harmful chemicals and climate goals, reports DeSmog in a new investigation. See, Mapped: The Network of Powerful Agribusiness Groups Lobbying to Water Down the EU’s Sustainable Farming Targets

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