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Monsanto Faced with Paying 7.5 Billion Back to Farmers

Anthony Gucciardi
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June 20th, 2012
Updated 11/02/2012 at 8:11 pm
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Monsanto may soon be forced to pay as much as 7.5 billion dollars back to the farmers who say that the mega corporation took their rightfully earned income and taxed their small businesses to financial shambles. It all started with a monumental lawsuit launched by over 5 million farmers against Monsanto looking to recover financial losses from ridiculous seed taxes that bankrupted many families.

Back in April, a Brazilian court ruled that Monsanto absolutely was responsible for paying back the exorbitant amounts of cash back to the farmers, ordering the company to issue back all of the taxes collected since 2004 — a minimum of 2 billion dollars. Afterwards, Monsanto appealed the decision and the case is now suspended until a further hearing is initiated by the Justice Tribune of the local court stationed in Rio Grande do Sul.

Recently, however, the Brazilian Supreme Court declared that any decision reached in a local court case should apply nationally. The result? Monsanto now faces even larger charges, due to the larger legal application on a national level. Now, the charges total or exceed 7.5 billion dollars.

“The values involved could total 15 billion reais ($7.5bn),” said the Superior Tribunal of Justice on its website.

Lawsuits and criminal charges continue to hit Monsanto, scratching away at the financial foundation of the agricultural behemoth. Monsanto has been found guilty of chemical poisoning in France after their weedkiller product led to neurological problems, and the company has even dished out 93 million to victims of toxic dioxin. As Monsanto continues to be slammed with lawsuits, many of which are from multitudes of affected farmers and individuals, awareness spreads among the general public regarding the corporation’s true acts.

It was this same corporation that was caught running what has been labeled slave rings, in which workers were forced to work for 14 hours per day or more cultivating the fields and were not permitted to leave. Monsanto’s crimes are slowly coming to light, and the public is demanding action.

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  • LAND OF THE FREE

    MONSANTO WAS CREATED BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IN ORDER TO DEPOPULATE THE WORLD OF HUMAN BEINGS PERIOD WITH THEIR POISENS AND CHEMICALS IN THE FOOD. THAT PROBALLY WHY THE PRESIDENT AND U.S. POLITICIANS SUPPORT THESE BASTARDS. THEY ARE ON THE SAME TEAM.

  • cindy

    And as you can CLEARLY SEE they are also

    destroying the food supply in the U.S. using many methods including : Killing the Pacific Ocean with radiation, using weather modification to cause the droughts in the farm belt (which then they buy from distraught farms FOR PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR !), DESTROYING THE GULF OF MEXICO, weather mod. for the floods last year IN THE FARM LANDS, WHERE corporation,s bought there land PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR!

    Trying to destroy small farms, using GMO'S to contaminate heirloom crops,using terminator seeds ect. and on and on it goes!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jan Serda

    Goliath is losing a foot! :) Great news but more work to do as this monsanto monster will continue!

    • Anonymous

      http://www.24heures.ch/savoirs/sciences/etude-cho

      Monsanto GMO DOES THIS TO LAB RATS!

      This is an Independent Swiss Study

      The picture speaks 10000000000000000000000000000000 words

    • Anonymous

      http://www.examiner.com/article/top-news-monsanto

      Nonsanto is opening a BIG BIG can of worms.

      THE GLOBAL MANIPULATION WILL END NOW!

      HUMANITY WILL STOMP THE CORPORATOCRACIES OF THE WORLD INTO OBLIVION AND THE INDIVIDUALS WHO CONSPIRE TO RULE OVER US…WATCH OUT, BECAUSE 7 BILLION+ PEOPLE ARE WAKING UP TO THE ILLUMINATI!

      GAME OVER

  • Steve W.

    Good news. I am sick of this monster. America has to do something to control these creations. They keep leaping over the waters and causing more harm than good. Throwing money at or suing anything in their way. It's about time politicians worldwide set an example of what happens to corporations like these.

    • Anonymous

      AMEN! BROTHER

  • T. Ra.

    Hi there! Where did the facts from this come? I can't find any sources besides this article

    • http://www.facebook.com/ronaldnoel Ronald Noel

      You can find this stuff about monsanto in Brazil, Poland and France on almost every news website.

      Do you work for Monsanto?

      What proof do you need? Let me know i'll get it for you.

    • A

      *Sigh* The sources are in the article, do you not understand how hyperlinks work? All of the sources are highlighted in, "blue," known as hyperlinks, click on said highlighted words and you shall be redirected to their source.

      You are welcome.

  • herbgirl

    human DNA is already being altered with vaccinations! injecting poisons mixed with animal proteins directly into the blood stream causes DNA to change not to mention all the other problems vaccinations cause. but that is besides….yes the poisons of Monsanto are killing us and contributing to a plethora of mutations in every life form. people who know the truth must spread it and not be silent.

    • informedcrasshole

      ^edit (paranoid about attenuated virus but will take acid from strangers)

      vaccines=poisons…. no

      animal proteins=genomic changes…. not quite

      vaccines=good…. yes

      Monsanto=poisons…. yes

      Monsanto=genomic changes…. definitely

      Monsanto=good…. no

      • Rose Tomas

        ^infomedcrasshole forgot to do homework prior to speaking out in class!

        Vaccines leading cause of Autism in countries were people are all but FORCED into pumping these "CHINA MADE, NON-REGULATED", 'More new diseases have been introduced into these same countries' since the begining of their inception in the 1940's. How do you think all of those diseases came into said populations and not others? Go look it up, it's all out there if you care to take the time. Some steeple, I just don't know.

        • Dr. A

          Vaccines are in no way associated with development of autism. The timing of childhood vaccinations and the most common age of onset of autism coincide, which led to an initial concern for a causative relationship. This was shown not to be the case, in neither new or old vaccine formulations.

          • Dr. B

            I know it's not proof, but there are court cases where the verdict is different than what you say. There are also many doctors that will not vaccinate their children, or only do a very few of them. Then there's the SV40 virus scandal in the polio vaccines, in which the vaccine was continued even after it was known to contain the virus. I'm not sure where you got your information that "this was shown not to be the case" regarding autism, because reputable studies have shown both that there is and isn't a causative relationship. There really isn't hard proof for either argument. Do you have better ideas as to why autism is skyrocketing, especially in countries with the highest rates of vaccination? It could be something else, but the numbers match up directly.

        • http://www.YourVegLife.com Veronique

          More and more proofs are coming out that vaccinations are one of the reasons (GMOs, processed foods are others) behind Autism.

  • Libertyhound

    The heads of this company, should roll. Since they introduced all that GMO into the wild, I wonder what horrors await us down the road. Eventually, human DNA could be altered, and that's not a fore-gone conclusion. The truth is not a conspiracy. I'm very glad their crimes are ccoming to light.

    • star

      I am feeling ALITTLE more hopeful and happy that people are waking up to this deplorable act to humanity and our food chain. who knows if this planet will recover..they are experimenting on Human DNA all over the world. they have genetically modified animals of all kinds pigs and cows and it was said wed have a sub human version of ourselves. It jus keeps comming and now they have mosquitos that leave a trace on your skin so they can track you these drones are controled and some are even full of disease. net flicks has a tonne of documentries National G too. its unreal to think what we are up against really..i dont think we have any idea.

      • kathleen koblensky

        it is a glimmer of hope..yet we can not and must not speaking..we went too long with our eyes closed..to trusting…now is the time..the dna technology is the keys that they should NOT have..not with the greed that powers the machine…it must END,