Special Rapporteurs

Monsanto ruling a ‘substantial warning’ to agrochemical giants: UN expert

A California court’s decision to award $289 million to a dying man after finding that agrochemical giant Monsanto did not warn people that its products can cause cancer, is a “substantial warning” to industry,  Hilal Elver, who is UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, said on Wednesday.  She spoke with UN News's Daniel Johnson.

 

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Monsanto lawsuit ruling a ‘significant recognition’ of victims’ human rights, say UN rights experts

The court decision to award nearly $290 million to a terminally-ill man from the United States who claimed his cancer was caused by a herbicide in a commercial weed killer, has been welcomed by two United Nations human rights experts as a “significant recognition” of the responsibilities that chemical companies have to consumers.