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Monsanto's Enforcers

From threatening state legislators with lawsuits, to suing farmers, to assaulting scientists, to sending gunmen to intimidate activists, Monsanto has used many vicious and illegal tactics to force their dangerous products on us. What is Monsanto trying to hide? One thing they don't want you to know is that their herbicide RoundUp causes birth defects.

In the U.S., Monsanto has threatened to sue states like Vermont if they pass laws that require labels on genetically engineered food and ban the routine industry practice of labeling or marketing GMO-tainted foods as "natural" or "all natural."

In the U.S. and Canada, Monsanto has sued more than 150 farmers and threatened thousands of others, for refusing to pay for "intellectual property theft" after their fields were contaminated by Monsanto's patented genetically engineered crops.

In Argentina, thugs assaulted a well-know scientist, Andres Carrasco, who had carried out experiments demonstrating the extreme toxicity of Roundup; and activist Sofia Gatica was visited by an armed man who warned her not to "screw around with the soybeans" when she launched a campaign to ban Monsanto's Roundup-resistant soybeans, after her 3-day-old daughter died of kidney failure from pesticide poisoning.

In Ituzaingo, where Gatica lives, residents had to sign a waiver agreeing not to sue Monsanto in order to get drinking water that wasn't contaminated with pesticides.

But, in Misiones Province, Argentina, tobacco farmers have sued Monsanto, Philip Morris and other U.S. tobacco giants for knowingly poisoning them with RoundUp herbicide.

The farmers, who grow tobacco on small family-owned farms and sell it to U.S. tobacco distributors, claim RoundUp is forced on them, and that the exposure has resulted in "devastating birth defects" in their children, including cerebral palsy, psychomotor retardation, epilepsy, spina bifida, intellectual disabilities, metabolic disorders, congenital heart defects, Down syndrome, missing fingers and blindness.

Monsanto and Philip Morris require the farmers to use RoundUp frequently and in excessive quantities beyond that necessary for effective weed control.

Please take action in solidarity with Carrasco, Gatica, the Argentine tobacco farmers in their efforts to let the world know the dangers of RoundUp, even in the face of Monsanto's brutal intimidation.

Ban Monsanto's Birth-Defect Causing RoundUp!

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