Friday, April 23, 2010
Dow Chemical urged to take responsibility for AO victims
A large number of social activists and US war veterans joined others in an April 18 demonstration demanding the Dow Chemical Company to take responsibility for Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin victims in Vietnam.
The demonstration was organised by the Vietnam Agent Orange Relief and Responsibility Campaign in New York’s Brooklyn district, where the Dow-sponsored Live Earth “Run for Water” event took place.
It was just one in a series of ‘run and walk’ events across the globe, organised by the environmental organisation Live Earth to raise awareness on the scarcity of safe water.
The demonstration’s organisers said Dow is abusing such activities as the “Run for Water” to whitewash its culpability in polluting water sources and destroying eco-systems in Vietnam and other places.
Dow, Monsanto and many other US chemical companies cashed in on billions of USD from producing AO and other toxic substances, which were sprayed across Vietnam by US troops during the 1961-1971 period.
Monsanto Board of Directors
Board of Directors
• Frank V. AtLee, III
• John W. Bachmann
• David L. Chicoine
• Janice L. Fields
• Hugh Grant
• Arthur H. Harper
• Gwendolyn S. King
• C. Steven McMillan
• William U. Parfet
• George H. Poste, Ph. D., D.V.M.
• Robert J. Stevens