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7 Apr 2017

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Monsanto

Agent Orange: Background on Monsanto's Involvement

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...From 1965 to 1969, the former Monsanto Company manufactured Agent Orange for the U.S. military as a wartime government contractor.  The current Monsanto Company has maintained responsibility for this product since we were spun-off as a separate, independent agricultural company in 2002.  From 1965 to 1969, the former Monsanto Company was one of nine wartime government contractors who manufactured Agent Orange.  The government set the specifications for making Agent Orange and determined when, where and how it was used.  Agent Orange was only produced for, and used by, the government...[T]he governments that were involved most often take responsibility for resolving any consequences of the Vietnam War, including any relating to the use of Agent Orange.  U.S. courts have determined that wartime contractors (such as the former Monsanto) who produced Agent Orange for the government are not responsible for damage claims associated with the chemistry...[S]ome governments have made the decision to provide certain medical benefits to veterans and their families even though there has not been a determination that an individual’s health problem was caused by Agent Orange...

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