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A French court upheld on Thursday a 2012 ruling in which Monsanto was found guilty of chemical poisoning of a French farmer, who says he suffered neurological problems after inhaling the U.S. company's Lasso weedkiller.
The decision by an appeal court in Lyon, southeast France, confirmed the initial judgment, the first such case heard in court in France, that ruled Monsanto was "responsible" for the intoxication and ordered the company to "fully compensate" grain grower Paul Francois.
Monsanto's lawyer said the U.S. biotech company would now take the case to France's highest appeal court.
Francois, who says he suffered memory loss, headaches and stammering after inhaling Monsanto's Lasso in 2004, blames the agri-business giant for not providing adequate warnings on the product label.
originally posted by: Grimpachi
Looks like Neurological problems still are not listed on the warning. Because of that I think this will be a hard fought case in the appeals court unless it can be proven that Neurological problems can actually be caused by inhalation.
That will require some peer reviewed testing.
Inhalation: Inhalation of LASSO® herbicide may be irritating to the respiratory tract. Prolonged or excessive
inhalation of the hydrocarbons in the product may result in central nervous system depression.