Episode 2

September 08, 2022

01:09:30

Monsanto 2: The US Army, Vietnam, and Agent Orange

Monsanto 2: The US Army, Vietnam, and Agent Orange
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Show Notes

All in all, this is a comedy podcast. But this is definitely one of the darkest episodes I've made. It's really important to me and it's heartbreaking...huge content warning for gruesome body horror. I'm really proud of this one, and despite it all, Amy and Blender Bluid managed to make this one real funny. This episode talks about Monsanto's role in the US imperial machine! We've got warmongering, we've got factories blowin' up, we have a new kind of acne that has literally never been observed before. Hitherto unforseen diseases will unfortunately be a running theme. This episode also tests the limits of what we will put up with when it comes to French people being french. Enjoy!

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FOOTNOTES: 

  1. Dioxin, Agent Orange, the Facts. Michael Gough, Plenum US 1986
  2. Viktor Yushchenko: Ukraine's ex-president on being poisoned - BBC News, 2018
  3. Agent Orange On Trial, Peter Shuck 1987
  4. The World According to Monsanto, Marie-Monique Robin 2008
  5. Monsanto: A Checkered History, Brian Tokar, The Ecologist 1998
  6. The Children of Agent Orange, Charles Ornstein and Hannah Fresques, ProPublica, and Mike Hixenbaugh for The Virginian-Pilot, 2016
  7. THE AGENT ORANGE SYNDROME, James Nachtwey, Vanity Fair 2007
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Ranch_Hand
  9. Kemner v. Monsanto Co., Casetext, 1991
  10. The Little Town That Whipped Monsanto, Colman McCarthy Wall Street Journal 1987
  11. Marathon Trial on Dioxin Spill Nears End in Illinois After 3 1/2 Years, E. R. Shipp New York Times 1987
  12. https://thefern.org/blog_posts/ferns-back-forty-monsantos-sordid-historical-legacy/

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