Category: Monsanto

Agent Orange Producer Monsanto Going to Trial For Crimes Against Humanity

World According To Monsanto

If you’ve been waiting to finally see Monsanto – one of the most hated companies in the world – to pay for its ecocide, knowing harm of human life, and devastation of our pollinators, then you won’t have to wait much longer. Several activist groups joined by food and farming experts are suing Monsanto for… Read more »

Remnants of Agent Orange, Radioactivity on Fort Detrick, Post is Investigating

Fort Detrick is investigating locations scattered through its main post for remnants of Agent Orange and radioactive waste in addition to ongoing toxin testing near Area B. Joseph Gortva, manager of the Fort Detrick Environmental Restoration Program, presented the information to the Restoration Advisory Board on Wednesday evening as part of his division’s planned activities… Read more »

Epigenetics and Male Reproduction: Consequences of Paternal Lifestyle on Fertility

Molecular basis of epigenetics The main epigenetic mechanisms of gene expression regulation are represented by DNA methylation, histone modifications, and small, non-coding RNAs. Paternal exposure to toxins or ionizing radiation Great attention has been devoted to the effects of paternal exposures to environmental toxins or low-dose ionizing radiation, and of paternal lifestyle [145]. Several studies… Read more »

Vietnam Veterans Deserve Their Honor Flights

The statistics are well-known about World War II veterans: The average age is 92, and they’re dying at a rate of 492 a day. Of the 16 million WWII vets, just 855,000 are still alive, according to the Veterans Administration. They’re a bit less known for Korean War vets: The average age is about 83,… Read more »

Agent Orange Activist Resigns

IMMEADIATE RELEASE Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance (COVVHA) Kelly L. Derricks, Board Member Steps Down October, 27, 2015 Kelly L. Derricks resigned effective immediately, September 21, 2015, as President and Board Member of Children of Vietnam Veterans (COVVHA). This is the same group she co-founded with Heather Bowser in 2012. Kelly has been a… Read more »

Agent Orange Linked to Increased Risk of MGUS in Some Vietnam Veterans

By Miriam Falco on Thursday, October 15, 2015 US Air Force veterans who participated in the spraying missions of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War have a more than twofold increased risk of developing a condition called monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, or MGUS, a precursor to multiple myeloma. An association between Agent Orange and… Read more »

Agent Orange Extension is a Band-Aid

Agent Orange Extension is a Band-Aid Agent Orange, a chemical herbicide containing Dioxin, utilized to defoliate the jungles of Southeast Asia has come to be known as the deadly herbicide deployed by the United States. Agent Orange is a known toxin linked to multiple health conditions to those directly exposed. Direct exposure constitutes literally breathing,… Read more »

Agent Orange Awareness

October is Agent Orange Awareness Month. COVVHA wants to honor the many Vietnam Veterans who have passed away from Agent Orange related ailments or who are currently in a battle for their lives. Today we send our love to the family of Aaron James Ausland.  Please remember Mr. Ausland’s  fellow sailors by supporting S. 681 Blue… Read more »

FOIA documents reveal hot spots, fish kills and toxic dumps on Okinawa military base

Monsanto lies about GMO

BY JON MITCHELL SPECIAL TO THE JAPAN TIMES SEP 29, 2015 ARTICLE HISTORY PRINT SHARE Following an 18-month scuffle under the Freedom of Information Act, the Pentagon has released records detailing serious contamination on Okinawa base land slated soon for return to civilian use. The FOIA release is believed to be the first time such… Read more »

Agent Orange Act Extension Stalls

Agent Orange Act Extension Stalls your help is needed immediately Call the Subcommittee Chairman, Rep. Ralph Abraham (La.) Capitol Hill office (202-225-8490) to explain that the AOA expires September 30, 2015 and ask that the bill be approved immediately. Congressman Tim Walz (Minn.) recently introduced the FRA-supported “Agent Orange Extension Act,” (H.R. 3423) which would… Read more »