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Press Release in John Doe I, et al. v. Nestle USA, Inc., et al.
Contact: Paul Hoffman, Schonbrun Seplow Harris & Hoffman LLP
Terry Collingsworth, Executive Director, International Rights Advocates firstname.lastname@example.org; 202-543-5811/202-255-2198
Catherine Sweetser, Schonbrun Seplow Harris & Hoffman LLP
"For over twenty years, and with the support of the United States, the Colombian government has sprayed a powerful herbicide called Roundup on illegal coca crops. But this chemical, produced by Monsanto, is reported to be a danger to both people’s health and the environment." - France24
Reporters investigated the effects of this spraying in this short documentary video: http://www.france24.com/en/20150508-reporters-colombia-drug-trafficking-....
Following the Ninth Circuit's decision in Doe v. Nestle, International Rights Advocates is now making plans to get back to Cote D’Ivoire to continue our investigation and meet with additional children who have been forced to harvest cocoa for the many multinational companies who continue to profit from child slavery.