l also harm consumer health.
Mass protests were held in at least nine cities across the Latin American country to protest the bill that would allow for the development of genetically modified seeds. Activists carried banners emblazoned with slogans such as “Monsanto kills” and “Monsanto will patent your life.”
environment, according to Reeve.
By Mnar Muhawesh | March 18, 2016
A scene from the March Against Monsanto in Denver, CO. (Photo: MAM)
The city council in Portland, Oregon has unanimously voted to authorize a lawsuit against Monsanto for contaminating its waterways with cancer-causing chemicals. Six other West Coast cities are also suing the bio-agricultural corporation in federal court.
City Attorney Tracy Reeve claims that Portland has already spent a significant amount of public money cleaning up contamination in the Willamette River as well as Columbia Slough. Over a billion dollars has been spent cleaning up just the river, Mayor Charlie Hales told Oregon Public Broadcasting.
The source of their woes are PCBs. Polychlorinated biphenyls are synthetic compounds described as “either oily liquids or solids that are colorless to light yellow” by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, which adds that “Some PCBs can exist as a vapor in air” and have no smell or taste.
Monsanto manufactured over 1 billion pounds of PCBs and the company’s own documents show they continued to sell the man-made chemicals after becoming aware of the dangers to both humans as well as the environment, according to Reeve.
READ MORE HERE: http://www.mintpressnews.com/portland-sue-monsanto-contaminating-waterway-pcbs/214887/
nation’s diet. It also dominates the market for genetically modified crops, supplying farmers across the world with its corn, soy, sugar beets and alfalfa seeds. According to freelance reporter Chris Parker, who recently wrote a 4,000 word expose of Monsanto in the Village Voice newsweekly, Monsanto’s seeds “cover 40% of America’s crop acres and 27% worldwide.”
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