Last time I checked, Earth is the only place we have to live, and what kind of future am I providing for my daughter if I am not cognizant of how my life, and the decisions of my government, effect our environment?
For the past 51 years, the Vietnamese people have been attempting to address this legacy of war by trying to get the United States and the chemical companies to accept responsibility for this ongoing nightmare.
While the U.S. and the corporate media contemplate yet another intervention in Syria and/or Iran in the name of the "responsibility to protect" civilians, one should contemplate the reality of such interventions on those civilians we claim to protect.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is currently deciding whether or not to approve an application by Dow Chemical for its controversial genetically engineered (GE) corn variety that is resistant to the highly toxic herbicide 2,4-D, one of the main ingredients in Agent Orange.
These two biotech giants have developed a weed management program that, if successful, would go a long way toward a predicted doubling of harmful herbicide use in America's corn belt during the next decade.
Kenneth Feinberg, administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility has broken with his own past practices, as well as the evidence compiled by scientists and the experience of Gulf Coast residents, and refused to pay health claims filed by Gulf Coast residents.
Jackson looked worse than an oiled pelican in Barataria Bay as she tried to extricate herself from Mikulski's sticky questions. The Senator from Maryland demanded to know why Jackson did not know the extent of her authority as head of the EPA.