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24 Aug 2018

Vietnam News

VN welcomes Monsanto ruling: Foreign ministry 24 Aug 2018 Vietnam News

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Vietnam welcomed San Francisco’s landmark verdict against Monsanto and called upon the company to pay compensation for Agent Orange victims in Vietnam, deputy foreign ministry spokesperson Nguyễn Phương Trà told a press briefing...“The verdict serves as a legal precedent which refutes previous claims that the herbicides made by Monsanto and other chemical corporations in the US and provided for the US army in the war are harmless,” Trà said...“Vietnam has suffered tremendous consequences from the war, especially with regard to the lasting and devastating effects of toxic chemicals, including Agent Orange,” Trà said, referring to a...herbicide and defoliant...and used extensively by the US Army...in the 1960-70s, which have shown links to widespread illnesses and birth defects among those exposed to it...