This is a shocking story from France. In a number of rural areas, extremely high numbers of babies have been born with limbs missing. A government investigation was conducted but the findings have not yet been made public. Activists are suspicious that authorities are now worried about a possible backlash against the agricultural sector, where it’s believed that pesticides are responsible for the birth defects.
The fact that the anomalies don’t show up in urban areas appears to strengthen this argument. Whatever the cause, the people have a right to know the truth. Such revelations will not help those who have suffered, other than to ensure appropriate monetary compensation, but will assist in ensuring that the causes are stopped and babies in the future do not meet the same unfortunate fate.