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Judi Lynn

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Fri Apr 12, 2019, 02:04 AM Apr 2019

US Criticizes Vietnam's Ban on Suspected Cancer-Causing Herbicides [View all]

Source: VOA News


April 12, 2019 0:21 AM
VOA News

The Trump administration says Vietnam’s decision to ban herbicides with an ingredient suspected of causing cancer will hurt, not help farmers.

Glyphosate is a chief ingredient in the best-selling herbicide Roundup. Vietnam says it will stop importing Roundup and all other weed killers with the chemical in June.

U.S. agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue says he is disappointed in Vietnam’s decision, saying it will have “devastating impacts.”

“If we’re going to feed 10 billion people by 2050, farmers worldwide need all the tools and technologies at our disposal,” he said Thursday.

Read more: https://www.voanews.com/a/us-criticizes-vietnam-s-ban-on-suspected-cancer-causing-herbicides-/4872784.html

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That country has been sprayed so much SHRED Apr 2019 #1
It's a wonder the survivors didn't all go mad after the hell unleashed upon them by the U.S. n/t Judi Lynn Apr 2019 #7
The West can learn a lot from the East SHRED Apr 2019 #8
Yuck. Socal31 Apr 2019 #2
Well said. n/t susanna Apr 2019 #15
Yah the black irony is immense is it not? benfranklin1776 Apr 2019 #42
Wow! Trump as a Russian agent, code word: Orange patphil Apr 2019 #45
The US is in no position to lecture Vietnam on halting herbacide usage on their lands Devil Child Apr 2019 #3
And i think the EU has done similar hasnt it? oldsoftie Apr 2019 #19
WTF?! sakabatou Apr 2019 #4
The next logical step..... Socal31 Apr 2019 #5
Hey, isn't that the thing a shill said was non-toxic but ran away when offered a glass of it? ck4829 Apr 2019 #6
Yes Hilarious video oldsoftie Apr 2019 #18
The trumphucks are Toxic Cha Apr 2019 #9
Seems like a Vietnamese domestic issue Sapient Donkey Apr 2019 #10
I agree. We fucked that country up enough already TexasBushwhacker Apr 2019 #33
Ah, but we're the ones selling the carcinogens... Wounded Bear Apr 2019 #40
Bingo! benfranklin1776 Apr 2019 #43
That's pretty much the only reason I could think of as to why they are making it an issue Sapient Donkey Apr 2019 #47
Cancer in humans is not the only issue... tecelote Apr 2019 #11
We didn't just spray the Vietnamese, watoos Apr 2019 #12
Unreal. Solly Mack Apr 2019 #13
wow, this is sick. MBS Apr 2019 #14
That is trump adiministration logic right there: logosoco Apr 2019 #16
Population control is a better idea TexasBushwhacker Apr 2019 #34
Havent some states also banned it? I know Costco no longer sells it & i thought TN was too oldsoftie Apr 2019 #17
Way to go Vietnam. After our gift of Agent Orange, they have common sense. sinkingfeeling Apr 2019 #20
There won't be 10 billion people to feed if farmers are using Roundup. Vinca Apr 2019 #21
First Agent Orange, now Roundup: what's Monsanto up to in Vietnam? Ecologist Special Investigation safeinOhio Apr 2019 #22
"Suspected." Archae Apr 2019 #23
You may not use chemicals but it's on the food you buy. StarryNite Apr 2019 #26
Yeah, I worked for Owens Illionois, watoos Apr 2019 #30
We are being bombarded by things that cause cancer. StarryNite Apr 2019 #44
Ah, the irony PatSeg Apr 2019 #24
The only "devastating impacts" are to the profits of the chemical companies making these poisons. ET Awful Apr 2019 #25
but he's correct doncha know.... Locrian Apr 2019 #27
Roundup Use jumped from,,,,,, Cryptoad Apr 2019 #28
They'll figure out some way to ransom their World Bank loans or something until they knuckle under pecosbob Apr 2019 #29
I think Bayer bought out Monsanto. watoos Apr 2019 #31
Evil and Eviler combined pecosbob Apr 2019 #32
can we spray it on all the trumps? samnsara Apr 2019 #35
" Monsanto ". didn't even have to read the article California_Republic Apr 2019 #36
Good for you Vietnam... JaxMan Apr 2019 #37
Is Sunless Perdue determined to kill off amphibians faster? Chytrid not fast enough? lostnfound Apr 2019 #38
And then there is this great video clip. Grins Apr 2019 #39
Hive Collapse EttuBrute Apr 2019 #41
Can easily see why you would have backed away. Only so much sadness, dismay can one absorb. Judi Lynn Apr 2019 #49
Herbicides that science says cause cancer-good. Windmills- bad. Honeycombe8 Apr 2019 #46
How long until this administration starts telling other countries to stop building windmills? Sapient Donkey Apr 2019 #48
There was a time that that would have been an outlandish statement. Honeycombe8 Apr 2019 #50
Profits over people. procon Apr 2019 #51
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