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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:43 AM

monsanto ad claiming safety is misleading - dutch commission


An advertisement for Roundup herbicide that Monsanto placed in June 2012 in the big Dutch newspapers Volkskrant and Telegraaf has made ​​a number of misleading claims. That is the view of the Dutch Advertising Code Commission in its decision of 11 December.

The Commission ruled that the ad, titled "Roundup, the facts", was misleading in its claims that Roundup has no effect on soil, does not persist in the soil, and does not reach groundwater.

The complaint against the ad was brought by the NGO gifsoja.nl (Toxic Soy, Netherlands) together with Corporate Europe Observatory and Pesticide Action Network. Kees Beaart, one of the complainants, had complained successfully in the 1990s more than ten times about misleading advertising by Monsanto.

Gifsoja.nl commented on the new ruling: "Monsanto is still trying to keep up appearances that Roundup is a harmless substance, while worldwide evidence is accumulating that the formulation, the active ingredient glyphosate and the breakdown product AMPA are actually very harmful to humans, animals and the environment." (See the Dutch text here)

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