• Val says:

    I notice you list the effect of agent orange. VA is allowing disability to everyone exposed to agent orange in or near Vietnam and near the Korean demilitarized zone. I also want to note that the same chemical company were dusting crops in the US, with what I don’t know but US citizens have the same rare diseases that they say these chemicals caused in US soldiers. My brother, wasn’t in the military but had the amyloidosis. Doctors were stumped. He died before he could get a heart (because the protein accumulated in his heart). I have myeloma. We may be been exposed as children born in the 50’s and 60’s. That should be your stance for people who have these diseases that just “popped” up and is rare–speak out about the company’s exposing US citizens before the government banned them from spraying crops!

  • Vinnie says:

    Just to let you know, Bob, I have relatives in Brazil that have actively used 2,4-d and are either not able to express remorse (cause they have died) or are in pain due to extreme health issues from this chemical. Seriously, use it on your garden, Bob, and see just what it can do for you. Oh yeah, and now the Brazilian farmers need to use something stronger, because why? Super weeds that LOVE 2,4-D. You know, the bible says that we will always have weeds so lets just accept that and go on and stop trying to play God.

  • This is truly frightening! I signed the petition and tweeted it. Thanks for your insightful coverage.

    I just got back from a trip to Vietnam, and traveled the Mekong Delta. All of this came alive for me. T-shirts everywhere have the slogan “Good morning Vietnam, I love the smell of napalm in the morning.” It may be far away for us (until now), but it’s up close there. It sickens me to see this, and I’m doing everything I can as well to spread the word through my newsletter.

  • Sarah says:

    Very clear and insightful article. This is terrible and it’s so frustrating that our government is doing this to us. I am in college and wish I had more power to do something about this. I try to educate my friends and family because everyone just believes what the major media reports and the agencies tell us is best! This would be devastating for the future of our country and the health of us all. Petition signed and commenting to the USDA.

  • Bob says:

    It’s interesting that you list the negative effects of Agent Orange (and by interesting I mean incredibly deceptive) when, in fact, 2,4-D is not Agent Orange. And, importantly, “2,4-D has been evaluated by the European Union and included on its list of approved herbicides, stating inter alia that “the review [of 2,4-D] has established that the residues arising from the proposed uses, consequent on application consistent with good plant protection practice, have no harmful effects on human or animal health.”

    So let’s not get all excited about the health consequences of Agent Orange when we’re not talking about using Agent Orange! 2,4-D is a chemical that should be used responsibly and with care (as it is a possible carcinogen), but it is hardly “beyond comprehension” that this corn is being developed, especially since the pesticide you’re convinced is going to end society is already in use.

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