Ruptly tv, The Hague
2017, 1 min 29 sec
Judges of the Monsanto Tribunal delivered their legal opinion regarding the activity of the agro-chemicals giant Monsanto at The Hague, Tuesday, arguing that the company has violated basic human rights to food and health.
Having examined testimonies of witnesses, the judges concluded that “there has been an infringement on the right to food,” including by “denying peasants access to the seeds they need” and that the tribunal “considers that Monsanto’s conduct has offended the right to health.”
The tribunal comes after a growing number of lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto over allegations that one of the much maligned corporation’s herbicides is a cause of malformations in babies and cancer in agricultural workers.