Loc: Waterloo, NY
From Zen Honeycutt, Moms Across America
It is with a grateful but deeply saddened heart that I share this news with you today. We cannot rejoice at the following findings, because the subject matter is of such tragedy, but we are very grateful for the work of all involved.
Today the Monsanto Tribunal judges released their conclusion. After hearing testimonies from mothers of children with birth defects, farmers with cancer, farmers with animals who suffered serious harm and death, and many more testimonies of harm from around the world, the international judges delivered their findings.
Due to the fact that the opinion tribunal was not taken under oath and the accused did not appear to deny or confirm the statements, the findings can only be given with the understanding that the testimonies given by the victims and claims of harm made in the tribunal will be proven to be true.
The Tribunal recognizes the fundamental right to a healthy environment and human health.
The environment is a precondition of all human health. Monsanto was found to violate that right with their products.
Monsanto has also violated the rights to healthy food and access information which is needed to protect health and environment.
Monsanto has taken actions which could be classified as ECO-cide.
The tribunal recommended that a class of crime called Eco-cide be established by the international community.
The international community, judges, health organizations, farmers, manufacturers, and consumers are sure to take notice of these important findings and re-think their use of Monsanto's products such as Roundup. We find this to be an important step in moving away from GMO chemical farming and towards organic, regenerative agriculture.We thank the international community who worked tirelessly to create this tribunal.
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