The Paris Prosecutor’s office has initiated investigation proceedings against the Bayer, a subsidiary of Monsanto. Accordingly, the company is said to have led a secret list of critics, and critics. According to the France 2 channel, Monsanto wanted to be critical of politicians, scientists and journalist to educate inside “” and also “monitor”. The parent group Bayer denies this.
on behalf of the US group PR-agencies. According to France 2 were listed on your last around 200 names. The individuals were assessed with grades from 0 to 5 depending on the influence and degree of support for Monsanto. The politicians, scientists or journalists were listed with home address, phone number, and even your Hobbies.
On the list, the former French environment Minister Ségolène Royal. She is listed there because of their opposition to the controversial herbicide glyphosate with “zero influence”. The politician called it “perverse” that people so classified. They called for steps “to clean the System from malicious Lobbying”. Also four employees of the news Agency AFP were on the list, which includes half of the journalists.
Bayer is due to Monsanto’s Takeover of the criticism
The present investigation for the illegal acquisition of private data, according to a lawsuit the newspaper Le Monde initiated. Also, the public broadcaster, Radio France, and the organizations food watch and Générations Futures, the action against pesticides in food, announced legal steps because of data abuse. Other media want to call in addition, the data protection authority, CNIL.
Due to the Monsanto Acquisition in the past year, Bayer is strong in criticism. The shareholders of Bayer, had denied the group chief Werner Baumann at the end of April the discharge. Earlier, the shares had plummeted course, because in the United States, thousands of Cancer claims because of the Herbicide, glyphosate.