Covert chemical warfare/and a time bomb in Ukraine
Saturday, March 1, 2014
In the entirely justified blow-up over the poisonous effects of Monsanto’s Roundup, recent history has been pushed to the side.
There are, of course, other companies and other poisons (herbicides, pesticides).
For example, read this from “Transport and Trade,” published by the Pesticide Action Network: “…US [companies] shipped nearly 1.7 billion pounds of pesticide products to other countries from 2001-2003…
“more than 32 tons per hour…
“Nearly 28 million pounds of these pesticides are banned for use in the US.”
Consider this broad 1997 indictment: “…large international corporations are able to sell pesticides abroad that cannot be sold in the U.S. These corporations sell pesticides that are classified as so harmful to human health and the environment, that their use cannot be justified for any purpose.” (Jefferson D Reynolds, Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law, “International Pesticide Trade”)
A case in point: Propargite. Writing in the Albion Monitor (May 5, 1996, “US Firm Exports Hazardous Pesticide”), Haider Rizvi describes the chemical as “a widely used pesticide for control of mites on a range of fruit, grain, vegetable, nut and fiber crops.”