Despite Ongoing Effects Of Agent Orange, Vietnam Embraces Monsanto GMO’s

Fifty-five years after rendering almost an entire country cancerous, chemical companies like Monsanto are being welcomed with open arms into Vietnam. 

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, Le Van Tam, 14, is picked up by his father at a rehabilitation center in Danang, Vietnam. The children were born with physical and mental disabilities that the center's director says were caused by their parents' exposure to the chemical dioxin in the defoliant Agent Orange. On Thursday, the U.S. for the first time will begin cleaning up leftover dioxin that was stored at the former military base that's now part of Danang's airport. (AP Photo/Maika Elan)

Vietnam — Vietnam’s Agriculture Minister has asked the country to embrace Monsanto 55 years after the company dumped 20 million gallons of Agent Orange there. One of Monsanto’s former companies, among nine contractors responsible for creating Agent Orange, sprayed more than 20 million gallons of the herbicide on an area of South Vietnam about

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Disturbing New Study Links Fracking Wells To Lower Birth Weights

‘These findings cannot be ignored,’ urges University of Pittsburgh researcher.

In this March 25, 2014 photo, a worker oils a pump during a hydraulic fracturing operation at an Encana Corp. well pad near Mead, Colo. (AP/Brennan Linsley) In an alarming new study, University of Pittsburgh researchers revealed that pregnant parents who live in close proximity to fracking wells are more likely than their counterparts, who

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Time Running Out For Latino Community Standing Up Against Waste Facility

The town of Kettleman City, Calif., site of a toxic waste landfill, is plagued with infant mortality and birth defects.

Update: According to The Center for Race Poverty and the Environment, the Department of Toxic Substance Control is extending comment period regarding proposed expansion of the Kettleman City Waste Facility until Oct. 25. The petition will remain open until that time. A low-income community that came out fighting against a local toxic landfill

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