No Welcome Mat for Monsanto: Vietnam Must Draw the Line

June 13, 2016
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June 13, 2016 Editor

Monday, 13 June 2016 00:00
By Dien Luong, Truthout | Op-Ed

above picture: A young boy walks through fields of rice in Sa Pa, Vietnam. (Photo: Rory MacLeod)

Monsato produced Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, that has devastated at least 3 million lives in Vietnam.

an excerpt:

Monsanto — the US biotech company that manufactured the devastating Agent Orange chemical used against civilians during the Vietnam War — has been quietly welcomed back into Vietnam to cultivate genetically modified animal feed, even as it has continued to refuse to compensate its Vietnamese victims.

This grotesque irony is just one of a series of ironies associated with the recent rapprochement between the US and Vietnam.

During President Barack Obama’s visit to Vietnam last month, the US announced that it would lift the lethal arms sales embargo on Vietnam in a largely symbolic move that has been touted as a watershed in burgeoning ties between the two countries. In other words, peace and reconciliation between the two former foes are being exhibited by Washington agreeing to sell weapons to Hanoi.

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Wayne Northey was Director of Man-to-Man/Woman-to-Woman – Restorative Christian Ministries (M2/W2) in British Columbia, Canada from 1998 to 2014, when he retired. He has been active in the criminal justice arena and a keen promoter of Restorative Justice since 1974. He has published widely on peacemaking and justice themes. You will find more about that on this website: a work in progress.

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