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Agent Orange’s Long Legacy: Its Now Affecting Vets’ Grandchildren

MONSANTO'S ROLE AS MEMBER OF THE MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX AND KEY CULPRIT IN LEGACY OF INJUSTICE TO VETS AND VIETNAMESE. The Veterans Administration has had plenty of chances to do the right thing when it comes to dispensing justice to our veterans following the military's long & ignorant program of mass spraying of Agent Orange in Vietnam.
However, the continued cold mistreatment of American veterans is an ongoing multi-decade national embarrassment with no end in sight.
For the rest of us, in time the other shoe will drop and countless numbers of our fellow citizens will have their own Agent-Orange-Experience thanks to our similarly ignorant chemical-reliant "Cheap Food" driven Ag Policy. Our Agent may be Glyphosate or Chlorpyrifos or some yet to be fingered disastrous farm chemical from Industrial Ag's vast arsenal. Better be prepared to expect a Mea Culpa from the Feds to be as elusive for Citizens as it has been for Veterans. Caleb, Megan & Jim

"Beginning in 1962 and continuing until 1971, the United States military, with the approval of President John F. Kennedy, sprayed over twenty million gallons of herbicide over more than four and a half million acres in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia in order to defoliate the jungle and reduce the areas available for the North Vietnamese soldiers to hide in as well as to destroy crops. The effects of that decision are still with us today.

"The cases of the children, and now the grandchildren, of the thousands of people exposed to the defoliants suffering from birth defects and diseases, have reached an alarming level. But the United States Department of Veterans Affairs has continually dragged its feet regarding the acknowledgement of any correlation…

"The numbers of both Americans and Vietnamese that were exposed by spray, residue, contaminated groundwater and soil could not possibly be measured, but it’s thought that over two million American service personnel have been affected.

"Vietnam has reported that at least four hundred thousand people died or were disfigured by American herbicides.

"The offspring of many of the veterans are born with physical defects…"

Agent Orange’s Long Legacy: Its Now Affecting Vets’ Grandchildren

Beginning in 1962 and continuing until 1971, the United States military, with the approval of President John F. Kennedy, sprayed over twenty million


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