Azevedo got a small taste of the character of Monsanto. A verdict in a lawsuit a few years later made it more explicit. On February 22, 2002, Monsanto was found guilty of poisoning the town of Anniston, Alabama with their plant and that for PCBs for decades. They were found guilty of negligence, wantonness (?), Suppression of truth, nuisance, trespass (a word related to the damage to private property?) And contempt. Under the law of Alabama, be guilty of contempt generally requires conduct so outrageous and extreme to the point to go beyond all possible limits of decency up to be regarded as atrocious and utterly intolerable in a civilized society. (1). The $ 700 million fine that Monsanto had to pay in receipt of the residents of Anniston, whose blood levels of toxic Monsanto accounted for hundreds or thousands times the average..
These products cause disease, used as refrigerants and lubricants for over 50 years, are now almost ubiquitous in the blood and tissues and wildlife around the world. Ken Cook of Environmental Working Group says that as of Monsanto documents made public during a trial the company knew the truth from the start. She lied about this. She hid the truth from its neighbors. A note from Monsanto explains their justification: We can not afford to lose one dollar of activity. Welcome to the world of Monsanto.