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U.S. Chemical Cover-up Revealed in Asian Newspaper

The chemical compound 2,4-D, one of the most commonly used weed killers in the world, has been manufactured in the U.S. since 1947. The product is still at the center of many controversies, especially in Canada where the product is or soon will be banned by approximately 70 percent of the nation. Millions of pounds of the product is still used in the U.S.

A report in an Asian newspaper today claimed the U.S. government and chemical company officials knew 2,4-D was a toxic nerve agent more than 40 years ago, but covered up the facts.

Read the article here: www.thanhniennews.com/features/?catid=10&newsid=51587

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An international leader of the green movement, Mr. Tukey is a journalist, author, filmmaker, TV host, activist and award-winning public speaker, who is widely recognized as North America's leading advocate for landscape sustainability and toxic pesticide reduction strategies.

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