The company that gave us PCBs and is now giving us GMOs is being sued by San Jose. Do you think it’s time to revisit GMO seeds and it’s effect on our bodies?
City of San Jose Files Lawsuit Against Monsanto Over PCB Contamination Flowing Into San Francisco Bay
San Jose is represented by environmental law firms Baron & Budd and Gomez Trial Attorneys
The City of San Jose today took an important step in preserving the vitality and health of the San Francisco Bay. San Jose filed a lawsuit to hold Monsanto Company responsible for PCB contamination that finds its way into the City’s stormwater that flows into San Francisco Bay. The State Water Resources Control Board recently issued a tentative order affecting San Jose’s stormwater operations and potentially reducing the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) specifically aimed at PCBs.
PCBs are man-made chemical compounds that were produced by Monsanto Company in the United States from the early 1930s until the late 1970s, when Congress banned the production and use of PCBs based on their danger to human and environmental health. During those five decades, Monsanto’s PCBs were incorporated into a variety of products and applications including electrical equipment, paints, caulks, and other building materials. Monsanto knew then that PCBs were toxic and could not be contained as they readily escaped into the environment finding their way into bays, oceans, lakes, rivers, streams, soil, and air. Although Monsanto recognized internally that PCBs were becoming “a global contaminant,” it concealed this information and increased production of these profitable compounds.
Read the story below.
Source: PCB Contamination: City of San Jose Files Lawsuit Against Monsanto