Monsanto Agro-Chemicals have done a lot for the environment GR. They conspired to spray 19,000,000 gallons of dioxin loaded herbicides onto Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Most people have heard of Agent Orange; not many heard of Agents Purple, Pink, Green and White. All part of the same programme to defoliate the jungles, which was pretty well known; but also to stop food crops growing anywhere in the area.golden_rivet said:
Hmm, f*ck the humans - what about the trees?! :twisted:Passed-over_Loggie said:With apologies for the blatant Thread drift; did the Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian forests ever recover from the defoliation? That must have made a significant difference to the local meteorology, if not globally.
As far as Monsanto is concerned, I'm with G R, on this occasion.
In Vietnam over 14% of forests were destroyed. The loss of tree cover has contributed to soil erosion, catastrophic flooding and loss of agricultural land. Dioxin which is heavily carcinogenic has caused half a million birth defects since it was introduced into the environment. Spina Bifida is one of the more common defects.Passed-over_Loggie said:sgtpepperband
I take your point; but if the f**ked up trees (entire tracts of forest in this case) change the local climate, the resultant WX can go a long way towards f**king up people.