For more than a decade, French farmer Paul François has been seeking justice against Monsanto, the world’s most evil corporation, over injuries he incurred as a result of using the Missouri-based chemical giant’s “Lasso” weedkiller on his crops. And despite numerous setbacks, he’s still just as “determined” as ever, according to his lawyer, to achieve victory.
Hailing from France’s rural Charente region, François recently made his fourth court appearance to testify against Monsanto, which reportedly exploited a legal loophole to overturn two previous rulings that were decided in his favor. But the moral of his ongoing story is this: He’s not going to let Monsanto win.
“After 12 years of legal proceedings, I’ve had moments of doubt,” François told FRANCE 24, upon leaving for Lyon to appear in court for the fourth time. “But I am confident now because the court has already ruled in our favour on several occasions.”
François seeking €1 million in damages from Monsanto
After considerable research into the matter, it was determined that a key constituent found in Lasso known as “chlorobenzene,” which makes up 50 percent of the weedkiller, is what caused François to become 40 percent disabled, as confirmed by France’s Agricultural Mutual Fund.
Though Monsanto would insist otherwise, chlorobenzene, which was banned in France in 2007, as well as in the United Kingdom in 1992 and in Canada way back in 1985, is a dangerous crop chemical linked to many of the symptoms from which François now suffers, including amnesia, vertigo, stuttering, seizures, irritability, and recurrent comas.
“I received numerous messages of support outside of my friends and family,” François says. “They were crucial at a time when I was experiencing a lot of self-doubt, especially after losing the second appeal.”
François says Monsanto is lying to farmers; he’s since converted his farm to 100 percent organic
Though he’s no longer able to work full-time, François says he keeps busy working on his farm – which he’s since converted to being 100 percent certified organic – on a part-time basis. Much of the rest of his time is spent making sure that Monsanto pays for the permanent injuries its Lasso product caused him to suffer.
“I practiced a form of agriculture that I believed in, a form of agriculture that was promoted at the time and that responded to society’s needs,” François explains about how he and many other farmers in his area were lied to by Monsanto about the “benefits” of the multinational corporation’s crop chemical products.
“But we as farmers were wrong, our collective expectations as a society were wrong. We put our faith in companies that told us they were selling a remedy for our plants. What they forgot to say was that it could poison us too.”
Emmanuel Macron responsible for extending glyphosate’s legality until 2021, despite chemical being banned by French authorities
François is similarly concerned about glyphosate, the primary active constituent in Monsanto’s more well-known weedkiller product, Roundup. Though Roundup was banned by French authorities last year in a groundbreaking court ruling, globalist traitor Emmanuel Macron reportedly overruled the ban and extended glyphosate’s legality in France until 2021.
“The president lacked courage,” François says about Macron. “The authorities in France remain under the diktat of these companies.”
Regardless, François is determined to see justice served – no matter the cost, and no matter how long it takes.
“The verdict in Paul François’ case against Monsanto could open the door to numerous other lawsuits by people who have experienced injury caused by this herbicide,” François’ lawyer is quoted as saying to FRANCE 24 about their hopeful expectation of a guilty verdict against Monsanto.
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