MEPs withdraw parliamentary access to Monsanto lobbyists after the firm shunned a hearing into allegations that it unduly influenced studies into the safety of glyphosate used in its RoundUp weedkiller.
With even the Brussels EU’s puppet parliament now wanting to distance itself from Monsanto (albeit most likely only temporarily), the company’s public image continues to go from bad to worse. Earlier this year, following a hearing in the Netherlands, it was accused by a panel of five international judges of committing ‘Ecocide’. Calling for the primacy of international human and environmental rights law to be asserted, the judges wrote that were the crime of ‘Ecocide’ to be recognized in international law, the facts reported to them could fall within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.
As we have written previously on these pages, never doubt that Monsanto and other corporate interests will eventually be held to account for the damage they are inflicting on human health, human rights, and the environment. It really is now just a matter of time.