Agent Orange: Vietnam’s Ongoing Calamity

The U.S. government’s crime of saturating large swaths of Vietnam with poisonous Agent Orange got short shrift in PBS’ “The Vietnam War,” but it remains an ongoing calamity.

A U.S. Air Force C-123 flies low along a South Vietnamese highway spraying Agent Orange on dense jungle growth beside the road to eliminate ambush sites for the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. During the Vietnam War, Air Force C-123 planes sprayed millions of gallons of herbicides over the jungles of Southeast Asia to destroy enemy crops and tree cover.

Watching the Ken Burns-Lynn Novick 18-hour series, “The Vietnam War,” is an emotional experience. Whether you served in the U.S. military during the war or marched in the streets to end it, you cannot remain untouched by this documentary. The battle scenes are powerful, the stories of U.S. veterans and Vietnamese soldiers who fought on both sides

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That’s Gotta Sting: EPA Approval Of Dow Pesticide Rejected By Federal Appeals Court

The court ruled that “neither logic nor precedent” support the EPA’s decision to approve the Dow pesticide when the agency’s own scientists were calling for more research.

SAN FRANCISCO --- A federal appeals court made the unusual decision last week to overturn Environmental Protection Agency approval of a pesticide that many believe is contributing to the widespread death of bees. In their Sept. 10 decision, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the EPA improperly approved sulfoxaflor, a pesticide

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USDA’s Greenlighting Of ‘Agent Orange’ Crops Sparks Condemnation

Following widespread outcry, Dow’s new genetically engineered corn and soybeans get approval.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's decision this week to approve two new genetically engineered crops is being denounced by watchdog groups as a false solution to herbicide-resistant weeds and a move that threatens human and environment safety alike. The crops are Dow AgroSciences' Enlist corn and soybeans, engineered to be resistant to its

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Voices Blast Dow Chemical’s ‘Agent Orange’ Seed Warfare

Pending approval of the GE Seeds, Dow prepares to roll out seed-herbicide combination package, spelling ‘catastrophe’ for farms and farmers

As the final public comment period wrapped up on Tuesday for the approval of Dow Agrosciences' new genetically engineered and herbicide-resistant seeds, hundreds of thousands of people are demanding that the U.S. Department of Agriculture halt the "chemical arms race" that is poisoning our people and planet. Dubbed "Enlist," the corn and soybean

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Approval Of Herbicide-Resistant Crops Means Massive Surge Of Chemical Herbicide Use On American Crops

Researchers say they have evidence that suggests the herbicide 2,4-D is contaminated with dioxin.

A "Do Not Enter" sign marks a field of head cabbage during the spraying of pesticides near Chualar, Calif., Monday, Sept. 16, 2002. (AP Photo/Mike Fiala)

WASHINGTON --- Federal regulators are moving toward the deregulation of three new genetically engineered crops that, for the first time, would be resistant to multiple herbicides. These would include a potent chemical linked to a spectrum of environmental and human health hazards and previously used in the Vietnam War-era defoliant Agent

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