Huge: Monsanto Going to Trial for Crimes Against Humanity

Written by on December 4, 2015 in Hazards, Issues & Diseases, Health with 50 Comments

Monsanto lawsuit

By Christina Sarich | Natural Society 

If you’ve been waiting to finally see Monsanto – one of the most hated companies in the world – to pay for its ecocide, knowing harm of human life, and devastation of our pollinators, then you won’t have to wait much longer. Several activist groups joined by food and farming experts are suing Monsanto for their crimes against humanity. [1

Finally, Monsanto, the US-based, transnational company responsible for introducing multiple genetically modified crops and numerous toxic chemicals into our environment – including saccharin, aspartame, polystyrene, DDT, dioxin, Agent Orange, petroleum based fertilizers, recombinant bovine growth hormones (rGBH), Round Up (glyphosate), Lasso (an herbicide used in Europe), Bt toxic plants, and more – will have to answer to the world for its reign of terror. Monsanto has acted with severe negligence, and the hubris and supremacy of a corporation given personhood, but no longer.

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The Organic Consumers Association (OCA), IFOAM International Organics, Navdanya, Regeneration International (RI), and Millions Against Monsanto, along with dozens of global food, farming, and environmental justice groups announced at the United Nations conference held recently in Paris that an international court of lawyers and judges will assess Monsanto’s criminal liability for their atrocious acts.

The court, in The Hague, Netherlands, will use the UN’s ‘Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights’ developed in 2011 to assess damages for Monsanto’s acts against human life and the environment.

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The court will also rely on the Rome Statute that created the International Criminal Court in The Hague in 2002, and it will consider whether to reform international criminal law to include crimes against the environment, or ecocide, as a prosecutable criminal offense.

This International Criminal Court, established in 2002 in The Hague, has determined that prosecuting ecocide as a criminal offense is the only way to guarantee the rights of humans to a healthy environment and the right of nature to be protected.

Speaking at the press conference, Ronnie Cummins, international director of the OCA (US) and Via Organica (Mexico), and member of the RI Steering Committee, said:

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“The time is long overdue for a global citizens’ tribunal to put Monsanto on trial for crimes against humanity and the environment. . . Corporate agribusiness, industrial forestry, the garbage and sewage industry and agricultural biotechnology have literally killed the climate-stabilizing, carbon-sink capacity of the Earth’s living soil.”

The proceedings will take place on World Food Day, October 16, 2016.

About Christina Sarich:
Author ImageChristina Sarich is a humanitarian and freelance writer helping you to Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and See the Big Picture. Her blog is Yoga for the New World. Her latest book is Pharma Sutra: Healing the Body And Mind Through the Art of Yoga.

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  1.' Mazz Novax says:

    It’s time they went down!…preferably down a sinkhole!

  2.' Rick Netherland says:


  3.' Julie Lamaye says:


  4.' Tinashe Keith Musinah says:

    About Time ✔✅☑

  5.' Kerry Begin says:

    I think money makes the rules.
    They will be fined, some minor concessions will be made to appease the concerned public.
    Business as usual.

  6.' Valeria Calderon Rovira says:


  7.' Charlene Jones says:

    About Time but as a corporation they are exempt…prediction? They’ll get off. Resolve? Let’s not buy ANY product from them.

  8.' Ra Sta says:

    About time.

  9.' Don Field says:

    Stop the poison age now

  10.' Michael P McCafferty says:

    Fantastic. Force them to defend their evil on the world stage.

  11.' Foo Say Jiam says:

    Jail them for turning our food upside down

  12.' Debbie Larson says:

    It’s about damn time! put the FDA on trail right along with Monsanto. they’re all criminals!!!

  13.' Anne Mgt Clark says:

    About time!!! Even if they get out of it alive, awareness will get bigger and soon they will be crush for what they have done…

  14.' Laura Dragicevich says:

    Moana L-Bruton

  15.' MJ Valera says:

    Kerry Begin is right… Nothing’s going to happen whatsoever

  16.' Soon Yum Wong says:

    Unfortunately, it’s being sued at the people’s tribunal and not the World Court at the Hague

  17.' KByron Davidson says:

    take donald rumfield with them

  18.' Brandon Shelkett says:

    Chris Gunnels

  19.' Diana Turner says:

    Yes, they have been killing everything… people and land.

  20.' Marlene Linn Love says:

    YES! It’s about time.

  21.' Lorene Kalt says:


  22.' Linda Zarebski says:

    Time to get the politicians on both sides who support them and are being supported financially by them as co-defendants.

  23.' Kerri Annarky says:

    If Monsanto is so proud of everything they make and claim it’s safe, why don’t they just label all the products that use their seeds, or are owned by them…. Make a nice Monsanto label and then we can be given a choice as to if we want to support the evil company or not… Seeing as how there is so much argument over a generic gmo label, just slap Monsanto made on it, that will work for now……But alas I’m just living in a pipe dream.

  24.' Tanya Kozel says:

    Don, great news!

    •' Don Kozel says:

      A small victory. Know this; in the future with the new free trade agreements they will be able to take Governments to court, that create legislation having a negative impact on their profitability. So if for example Albertans were to want labelling of GMO food products the rules allow companies to take legal action and sue for losses.

    •' Tanya Kozel says:

      Of course. Corporate America runs the world! Did you hear? Putin wants to make Russia the worlds largest exporter or non-gmo foods? And people wonder why I respect the man so much. Why is Canada not doing the same?

  25.' Deb De Vito says:

    Monsanto could not operate without government approval ..
    remember that …
    It seems like …

  26.' Dominika Tess says:

    Daniel Meeboer

  27.' Tom Deutmeyer says:

    Most likely many people have benefitted from ownership if Monsanto stock either directly, or through various mutual funds, retirement funds, 401Ks, without knowing what their portfolio held. Whether you agree with what they do or not, your insurance company, your retirement plans, the bank you use may or may not be invested in this or any company.

  28.' Oliya Michaela says:

    Although many people seem to have no faith in a fair outcome , The fact that it is happening is amazing it means that people are waking up and once the masses are awake nothing can stop us from doing the right thing and protecting our planet . Keep fighting the good fight by the choices you make on daily basis by choosing the products that are not associated with huge corporations contribute to Monsanto. Many blessings to you all and happy holidays

  29.' Carey Lamb says:

    Awsome bout time !

  30.' Alex Petrosie says:

    Chris Banakas

  31.' Nancy Michaels says:

    Kill them, International Criminal Court!

  32.' Jeremiah Jennings says:

    Perhaps actual science will be presented and a legit determination will render a believable verdict, but I won’t hold my breath.

  33.' Louise Savard says:


  34.' Barbara Harwood says:

    Nothing. They have money.

  35.' Henry Linda Litschke says:

    Not a company, “For the people”!!Linda Anderson Litschke

  36.' Roland Jacko says:

    prayers for many answered,very good,they must see justice

  37.' Kenneth Shields says:

    It’s well overdue…

  38.' Wieslaw Domanski says:

    if the trial is in usa they will win because money is the law and they have lots!

  39.' Marly Hernandez Montenegro says:

    its about time!!!!

  40.' Emma Kelly says:

    They should be burnt to the ground. Murderers

  41.' Nguyễn Đức Thiều says:


  42.' Thomas Chenhall says:

    At this time, we should pray for Monsanto, that the liquidation goes easy and is not too hard on the families of the employees, who must find new jobs.

  43.' Chris Friend says:

    Their saying is control the food control the people guess what Monsanto your going down

  44.' Ida Seiverling says:

    about time..

  45.' Sherryn Page says:

    Brett Page

  46.' Beverly Gifford says:


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