- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - A tribunal brought together by a rights group that aims to highlight what it claims are abuses by U.S. seed company Monsanto Co. has delivered an advisory opinion alleging that the company “engaged in practices which have negatively impacted” people’s rights to a healthy environment, food and good health.

In its findings, the Monsanto Tribunal said Tuesday that Monsanto has affected the livelihoods and health of farmers and others around the world with its sales of genetically modified seeds and the weed-killer Roundup.

In a reaction, St. Louis, Missouri-based Monsanto says hearings last year that led to the ruling were staged by “a select group of anti-agriculture technology and anti-Monsanto critics who played organizers, judge and jury.”

The tribunal says international law should protect the environment.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide