Agent Orange ingredient 2,4-D could soon be sprayed on thousands of fields near U.S. schools

Another scary article in naturalnews about increase usage of Agent Orange

Also, read the follow-up on the same article

Second-generation GMOs will increase herbicide usage and strengthen resistance in Superweeds

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  • Shazie, I expect that you are aware that Vietnam Vets that develop CLL after Agent Orange exposure quality for VA support because of recognised link. The Agent Orange cocktail used in Vietnam had far higher contamination levels of the extremely toxic dioxin TCDD in the 2,4,5-T component than current formulations. TCDD is so toxic that legislatively allowable levels have been regularly tightened as technology improvements have improved detection sensitivity.

    (Note the link between TCDD and lymphomas, including CLL)

    Wouldn't it be great if Monsanto had some strong competition from another company that reduced agriculture's requirements for herbicides? Sadly, we are seeing a similar war with weeds developing herbicide resistance as we are with bacteria 'superbugs' and antibiotics...


    PS If you have the interest and time, it is worthwhile searching out and reading the research behind articles such as those you've recently referenced. The scientific papers assist us to better assess the likely risk to those at risk of exposure without the often alarmist journalistic style :)

  • What matters to me are drug resistance bacteria... on my next visit to the hospital. I can't save the planet, but commend those who try, but I might be able to be educated and aware of what can and does happen to many CLL patients... after hospital stays...

    David Cameron: "We are in danger of going back to the dark ages of medicine"

    More important information...

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