"June 15, 2012 -- ...Using the testimony of another farmer whose cows died after eating Syngenta product, Gloeckner and the team have charged the biotech giant for the death of over 65 cows, withholding knowledge of the death-link, and holding the corporation liable for not registering the cattle deaths. The team is even charging Hans-Theo Jahmann, the German head of Syngenta , personally over the withholding of knowledge.
The charges bring to light just how far large biotechnology companies will go to conceal evidence linking their genetically modified products to serious harm. Monsanto, for example, has even threatened to sue the entire state of Vermont if they attempt to label its genetically modified ingredients. Why are they so afraid of the consumer knowing what they are putting in their mouths??
Rider to Ag Funding Bill Strips Courts of GMO Review
From a June 26, 2012 article in Food Freedom Group By David Bancroft "Last week, powerful interests in Washington defeated the Consumers Right to Know About Genetically Engineered Food Act in the Senate, denying you and all Americans the right to know about our food. Now they are at it again, trying to extend their control by barring agricultural officials and judges from being able to stop, when necessary, the planting of genetically engineered crops.
- Eliminate fundamental and constitutional safeguards of our judicial review system; - Undermine the USDA’s oversight and approval process, and weaken protections for consumers; and - Allow powerful chemical companies to dodge reasonable safeguards against potentially hazardous GE crops."