It seems that agro-chemical firms can’t catch a break when it comes to lawsuits, and the most recent one has set them back $100 million.
The type of lawsuit they normally face are from individual cases, but in this unprecedented case, the entire state of Oregon is suing Monsanto for an eye-watering $100 million over prolonged toxic chemical use in their state.
The chemicals in question are polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), which have been banned in most places since 1979 die to their high toxicity and danger to human health.
Oregon claim that Monsanto knew about the dangers of PCB’s for many years, but continued to use them anyway.
They say that the $100 million will go towards a clean up of contaminated areas in Oregon and various medical costs.
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