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America’s farmlands to be carpet-bombed with Vietnam-era Agent Orange chemical if Dow petition approved

Posted by seumasach on December 30, 2011

Mike Adams

Natural News

27th December, 2011

(NaturalNews) A key chemical of one of the most horrifying elements of the Vietnam War — Agent Orange — may soon be unleashed on America’s farmlands. Considered by world nations to be a “Weapon of Mass Destruction” (WMD), Agent Orange was dropped in the millions of gallons on civilian populations during the Vietnam War in order to destroy foliage and poison North Vietnamese soldiers. The former president of the Vietnamese Red Cross, Professor Nhan, described it as, “…a massive violation of human rights of the civilian population, and a weapon of mass destruction.”

A key chemical in that weapon –2,4-D– is just months away from being dropped on agricultural land across the United States. Dow AgroSciences, which along with DuPont and Monsanto is heavily invested in genetically engineered crops, haspetitioned the U.S. governmentto deregulate a variety of GE corn that’s resistant to 2,4-D, which comprises 50% of the recipe of Agent Orange.

NaturalNews broke this story yesterday and published the details:
http://www.naturalnews.com/034492_D…

If the petition is approved by Washington, it would turn America’s corn fields intochemical warfare zonestargeted for mass pesticide poisoning with 2,4-D chemicals. The corn, of course, would be immune to 2,4-D, so it would uptake the chemical and transport it right into the structure of the corn kernels, creating “Agent Orange corn bombs” that would be chemically unleashed when consumed by human beings.

This is just the latest example of how industrial chemical giants and GMO companies of the world arecommitting acts of genocideagainst innocents. The introduction of 2,4-D-resistant GE corn is, essentially, anact of war against humanity.

Food crops sprayed with chemical weapons

Agent Orange, which contains roughly 50% 2,4-D, is also cited in numerous war crimes lawsuits. Even the BBC has reported on it:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3…

The use of such chemicals on civilian targets is a violation of the 1907 Hague Convention, the 1927 Geneva Convention, and the 1949 Geneva Convention (http://www.iadllaw.org/en/node/353).

TheInternational Tribunal of Conscience in Support of the Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orangehas published a document briefly describing the war crimes committed by the U.S. government in its use of Agent Orange:http://www.iadllaw.org/files/charge…

That document states:

The chemical warfare waged by the United States against Vietnam though the use of Agent Orange and other dioxin laced chemicals from 1961 to 1971 has caused severe, massive and prolonged consequences for the environment, ecology and health of the people of Vietnam.

See the photos of Agent Orange victims

Shocking picturesof Agent Orange victims can be seen at the following pages (WARNING, extremely graphic):
http://oraclesyndicate.twoday.net/s…

http://www.spingola.com/power_elite…

http://antiwar.com/orig/austin.php?…

http://legacy.bhopal.net/opinions/a…

http://vietnamartwork.wordpress.com…

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2010/0…

http://thetheologianscafe.xanga.com…

http://www.commondreams.org/headlin…

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3…

Watch the video of children affected by Agent Orange:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zay…

Hear the Agent Orange songby Country Joe. Visit:http://countryjoe.com/jukebox.htmand click on “Agent Orange Song” on the top left. You’ll be able to hear the full song.

First Vietnam, now America

Even walking around America today,many Americans are born as mutantsthanks to the chemicals used in foods, medicines, lawn care and personal care products. That crime against humanity is about to be made far, far worse with the unleashing of 2,4-D on America’s farmlands.

The gross deformities, birth defects, neurological disorders and physical retardation we have seen in Vietnamese children affected by Agent Orange could soon arrive at America’s doorstep thanks to 2,4-D.

Dow, of course, is widely regarded as one of the most evil corporations on the planet, having already poisoned countless victims with toxic chemicals. Remember the Bhopal pesticide factory explosion in India? That was Union Carbide, owned by Dow. It killed thousands of people, maimed tens of thousands and injured over half a million (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhopal…).

Read more about Bhopal:http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/…

And learn more about Dow here:
http://www.thetruthaboutdow.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dow_Ch…

Remember:If chemical weapons are used to produce food, then those who consume such foods become casualties of war.

Food production was once an honorable art, but at the hands of greed-driven globalists, it quickly became a system of profit seeking and then a tool for corporate domination over the People. Now it has become a weapon of mass destruction, and it is being used to decimate the health of both the population and the farmlands.

Learn more:http://www.naturalnews.com/034500_Agent_Orange_Dow_2-4-D.html#ixzz1i1CUOZXh

One Response to “America’s farmlands to be carpet-bombed with Vietnam-era Agent Orange chemical if Dow petition approved”

  1. Recently (3-6 December 2011), the Permanent People’s Tribunal (PPT) cited human rights violations of the world’s six largest agrochemical industries: Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, Dow Chemical, DuPont and BASF. The trial began on the anniversary of the 1984 Bhopal disaster in India where over 20,000 persons died from an explosion at the Dow Chemical facility. Dow AgroSciences, which has made this Agent Orange herbicide is owned by Dow Chemical Company.

    The Permanent People’s Tribunal is an international court of opinion which investigates human rights violations. Although not legally binding, its verdicts can create a precedent for legal action against those on trial and pressure governments and institutions to take appropriate action.

    In 2008, the Pesticide Action Network (PAN) asked the PPT to investigate the activities of the six agrochemical companies, which are destroying ecological balance and diversity, pillaging the planet, harming health and sowing death.

    Over 355,000 persons die each year from pesticide poisoning and hundreds of thousands more are made ill.

    The Tribunal declared that the six agrochemical companies were responsible for “gross, widespread and systematic violations of the right to health and life, economic, social and cultural rights, as well as civil and political rights, and women and children’s rights.”

    The three countries where the multinationals are headquartered (Germany, Switzerland, the United States) “have failed to adequately regulate, monitor and discipline these (companies) by national laws and policy.” The headquarters of Dow Chemical is in the United States.

    The Tribunal made several recommendations including calling on governments to “prosecute the (accused) agrochemical companies in terms of criminal liability”. It also declared that these governments should “take action to restructure international law so as to make the agrochemical corporations accountable for their activity and products.

    The United States Government should for once act responsibly to protect its farmlands and the health of its citizens and not approve the Dow AgroSciences petition for the genetically engineered (GE) corn which is resistant to this very toxic Agent Orange herbicide.

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