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France Monsanto Guilty in ‘False Ad’ Row

Alex Constantine - October 17, 2009

October 15, 2001

dandelionweed main Full - FranceFrance's highest court has ruled that US agrochemical giant Monsanto had not told the truth about the safety of its best-selling weed-killer, Roundup.

The court confirmed an earlier judgment that Monsanto had falsely advertised its herbicide as "biodegradable" and claimed it "left the soil clean".

The company was fined 15,000 euros (£13,800; $22,400). It has yet to comment on the judgment. ...


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