Wednesday, December 22, 2021

 i wonder who owns this criminal enterprise as the commit crimes like this and worse daily and only get a snap on the wrist. gmo, roundup and the list is endless;

Agrochemical giant Monsanto has agreed to plead guilty to environmental crimes stemming from its pesticide use in Hawaii. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the company, which was acquired by Bayer in 2018, will pay $12 million in fines for violating the Federal Insecticide Fungicide And Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

Monsanto has admitted to 30 misdemeanors related to an incident in Oahu in which it permitted workers to enter fields 30 times during a six-day period in which entry was restricted due to high toxicity following the spraying of corn fields with a chemical known as Forfeit 280.

In that incident, Monsanto admitted that a lack of oversight and supervision on its part caused its workers to violate the required safety waiting period in order to carry out corn scouting, which involves checking corn for weeds, diseases and insects.

They will also plead guilty to two felony charges related to the insecticide methyl parathion, which has been banned. Methyl parathion is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Penncap-M pesticide. This incident also involves a misdemeanor offense of unlawfully spraying the pesticide on research crops and corn seeds in its Valley Farm facility on the island of Maui. They admitted to using the chemical in violation of FIFRA despite knowing that its use was prohibited after 2013. They also admitted that they told workers to re-enter the sprayed fields just seven days later despite knowing that re-entry was prohibited for 31 more.........

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