Sunday, March 22, 2015

City of San Diego Sues Monsanto

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CITY OF SAN DIEGO SUES MONSANTO: San Diego authorities filed a lawsuit on Monday against the agrichemical giant Monsanto, accusing the corporation of polluting the city's bay with carcinogenic chemicals that are so dangerous to human health they were banned in the U.S. more than 30 years ago. As the San Diego Reader notes, the city's lawsuit charges that "the risks did not deter Monsanto from trying to protect profits and prolong the use of PCB compounds such as Aroclor, as shown in a report from an ad hoc committee that Monsanto formed in 1969."