“A French court on Monday (13 Feb 2012) declared U.S. biotech giant Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning of a French farmer, a judgment that could lend weight to other health claims against pesticides.
In the first such case heard in court in France, grain grower Paul Francois, 47, says he suffered neurological problems including memory loss, headaches and stammering after inhaling Monsanto’s Lasso weedkiller in 2004.”
That is an extract from : « Monsanto Guilty: Paul Francois, French Farmer, Poisoned By Biotech Giant’s Chemicals (in English) », a very complete story on the case in the Huffington Post Site.
In case of misuse, Plant protection products could hurt. Growers should be reminded: Good Phytosanitary Practices are of paramount importance.
Their health is at stake; the health of their employees and their families too.
See Références sur le risque utilisateur et Références sur les Bonnes Pratiques Phytosanitaires (some links in English)