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has been this much before we did this much problems in the table she was not i would have. shows that she was not meant that that then she was absolutely normal she was able to handle hiccups. then after spain see this collapse and became an. issue there. so they even began my journey that way and. they are getting worse and
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they are going to see. this as some of this. the same stuff so he's suffering for a lot of us. so so the national this head of a list will be s. and we're going to all of the spectacle. of some fun looking into. you perceive the u.s. government as one only just for the topics starting from b.d.d. a man in seventy two in the u.s. abandons to distil for used to the next will be to africa asia even after fifty years they are doing the same be it is very unfortunate.
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forgat dropped from brain leader of the great foreign gas bomb but the enemy rated it with gas against your community there is no report there are planning. before world war two there wasn't widespread use of pesticides there was reliance on some of the drugs but during and after world war two when companies began to develop these chemistry for war they were looking for new markets for the same chemicals and so turned to food in agriculture after war and things like organophosphates which. where nerve poisons went and pushed into agriculture many of them are still used mites might spread and.
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without war we would have passed the sides that's maybe that's an irony maybe maybe not but one way or another way this is what we ended up with in the early seventy's it was clear we had problems health problems environmental problems we've never experienced before thanks to pesticides that's when the u.s. government in the act of fear from one provision of which allowed the continual production and manufacturing of pesticides that were not permitted for use here to be exported overseas that set up the whole regulatory loophole that created this allowed the circle poison to come true. limited data from the e.p.a. in twenty thirteen revealed that banned restricted an unregistered pesticides a manufactured in twenty three states to export only the e.p.a. doesn't track the volume or final destination of these pesticides which are then
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applied to crops like coffee tea cotton fruit and vegetables and may indeed be imported back to the u.s. as pesticide residues on these foods the f.d.a. only inspects two percent of imported produce so the true risk to the u.s. consumer is unknown. there's a contradiction here because i think when you look at nuclear technology we're very careful in how we export that technology but you know i think one of the major concerns we've got to admit is that where we worry that an abuse of that technology or misuse of that technology will come back to her the united states in some way or another we need to have that same attitude with pesticides. you know when i step back and really think about the scope of what we've done it's been a giant terrible tragic experiment it goes way beyond past asides to inspire us lead paint flame retardants to all kinds of products drugs pharmaceuticals that
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were not properly studied and cleared for safety before we turned them into products all those products and all that export and all the damage that's been done for decades the first politician that really took notice of this was president jimmy carter when i was gay regular leave office had exhausted by effort to get congress to pass it but we had all the material to show that we were doing stuff and it was basically unscrupulous or illegal or international law codes but the manufacturers of these dangerous materials and i don't wish for so paul. that they obstructed what i did so they were they i could do with issued an executive order as a last resort and it precluded the distribution or sale of any material basically overseas that we couldn't safely present to consumers in america i wanted the brand
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made in america to be to mean something. that i left office they descended over when president reagan ronald reagan and he agreed. to protect their right to continue selling. pesticides and clothing and on prove or disprove drugs. to people overseas to serve the manufacturers to get rid of it and not to have a big loss. for the thirty years after i left the white house the issue is still unresolved and i would say that at this point they are power of employers all unscrupulous companies and their lagers. is even more powerful than it was when i was in the white house.
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when we speak of the circle poison we most often think of the danger to american consumers we think of foreign grown food senator leahy was the first elected official after president carter order to try to stop the second poison by introducing three bills in one thousand nine hundred. twelve when i first suggested we have a lot of pushback. i lobbied us in the senate. we had people in the senate who realized that it was important to stop to circle poison and we passed. a once it got to the house representatives walked his frame to work a lot harder. and they were able to stop it from being in the final we tried mightily we work on saturdays weekends everything else. in the bill but could not get that part through. there are very powerful interests and make
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a lot of money i saw the things they know are contaminated and the fact that we might be able to make money and create a few jobs here and poison people in other countries where there's a bet as best us or lead paint or something we shouldn't do that. it's rumor you it's senate. you're the lead op that allows all your members to be able to say i fully agree with you or i got what you're talking about that's correct go ahead. thank you mr chairman senator lugar i would like to. welcome the other six exact senior executives of n.a.c. a member companies to join me on this panel today. one of senator leahy's main opponents to the bill was cheever in midst of room has represented the pesticide industry in washington for nearly three decades dance rhythms state an argument in one nine hundred ninety with senator leahy and others as it is today is that. we
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would rather that the united states be a principal source providing proper texan tools for farmers around the world and the incubator if you will for innovation for that kind of product development and the follow on stewardship that companies like those that are based here in the united states can and do provide over the years rather than having those needs served by product producers pesticide. pounds from places other than the united states. do you think you'd find everything safe or do you figure to find a whole lot more violations. perhaps a little of both i will tell you when the agency undertook its investigation last year we did find a number of violations. and filed a number of cases against companies it was the first time that we had really enforced j. vroom also had allies within the government linda fisher of the e.p.a.
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also opposed to suckle a poison bell so take the case to linda fisher she was an e.p.a. official who argued against a circle of poison bill during the first bush administration after that she went to work for months on top actually as a lobbyist after that she went back into government back as a high official of the e.p.a. in the second bush administration and since then she's become a high official at department is a perfect example of how the revolving door of officials moving in and out of government regulating pesticides and other toxics and then going to work for the people that produce. the big six are the six agra chemical companies that control upwards of seventy five percent of the global has to sign change and the big six names are monsanto dow bear syngenta. m.b.a.'s and the six global
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corporations really controlled in terms of food in farming. that. you know they need to leave. your feet don't have to be. born in a cave but i. if women i guess would not go many of them would fall but it gets a little offensive emails etc how did he come from. sunny in south moonshot just emphasize oh not that i had an example but get a little put to me that can leave out the more they were asked what it was will be put them up and they will mostly be a card but i doubt that i will cut out the side of this.
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a little bit swollen but it's got him much awareness and you're going to see a good operation and mainly to look at his liver and in june they said that he just has about three years to live and that there is nothing they can do anything you know he. told me. it really is something that of course deeply affects me as a human mind all of us you know the specialism or not i feel you know a deep need to stop. and you know i'm stopped the sex and it's having on on children you know. all. on counting the cost this week libya's wealth has pitted east against west we take a look at the war economy how
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a conflict with russian backed fighters has hurt ukraine's most important economic region of why international investors are betting on a bodie with india's elections counting the cost on al-jazeera. it's the fos day of school in bob an elementary school in mosul. this school is a military base firing rocket propelled grenades on multiples of nearby and out it falsus. most helpful than what it is like to be in school up to three years what war. six year old sala does how as like his home and almost wiped out his entire family he now lives in the popular destroyed house with his father and grandfather. solace for the past his son for the first day in school is hopeful new friends would hope is that a company. twenty one the teenage years left behind still trying to find a place trying to see what i fit in the whole picture and adult hood begins to take
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form i didn't cook occasionally but the great doesn't really want me to you wants me to stay off my feet in two thousand and six south africa revisits the children of apartheid for the third time and much has changed over the past fourteen menas twenty one up south africa announces iraq. pollin and these other top stories of knowledge is there the head of libya's u.n. backed government has accused warlord khalifa haftar of betrayal over his military offensive in the capital tripoli prime minister fires out seraj says the forces will confront tough times troops with determination. we reiterate
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our cool to all libyans throughout the country east to west north to south to the necessity of giving priority to the interests of the country unifying the ranks and working together to lift libya out of this crisis i say to the international community that it should not equate between the aggressor and those who defend themselves or between those who seek the militarization of the state and those committed to a democratic civilian country or thousands of protesters in sudan have marched on president omar al bashir is residents in the nearby army headquarters in the capital it is the first time demonstrators have reached that part of khartoum since the anti-government demonstrations began in december and they've been protests in venezuela as capital for and against president nicolas maduro opposition leader wanted to rally supporters in caracas while in the other parts of the city thousands back to a total antony's year's first democratically elected president says he's stepping
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aside after nearly five years to make way for a younger leader ninety two year old. has urged his party to overcome internal divisions ahead of november's vote cinesias struggled in recent years with the faltering economy and attacks by armed groups more than seven hundred people have died in the latest break in the democratic republic of congo residents are now receiving vaccines on a large scale for the first time the effort to stop the epidemic has been hindered by the community's reluctance to seek treatment and violence between armed groups in the region. police in new york have arrested a man for threatening to kill muslim democratic congresswoman ileana omar patrick carlin jr faces up to ten years in prison if convicted prosecutors say he called omar's office in march and threatened to shoot her then left his contact details he has appeared in court and is being held in custody. those are the headlines the
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news will continue here on al-jazeera after part two circle of poison. thank you.
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when i step back and really think about the scope of what we have done it's been a giant terrible tragic experiment. pushed on drugs that it's a very modern way to do. and we've made poisons the measure of progress. out of the. thing you want. and. alan models the. last one in there about how. not to go here in the lab that i look at they are. in afghanistan for me and i'm aware that what i have seen brought big ffion they've got
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a handle on launching their naive thought in this way let me let up or they'll be done dartmouth even if. you get in and get better how will you or me. probably the most dramatic way to understand the difference between domestic regulation and the lack of regulation once you cross the border as the fox pesticide use and people is just south of the border in mexico take the sonora desert split down the middle by an arbitrary border between countries so one side pesticides that can't be used are being used on the other side they are used and there's evidence of the effects. in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight doctors allowed conducted a study of pesticide exposure in mexico she compared the children living in the pesticide intensive yaki valley to those in the non-exposed hotels. after playing
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catch with the children and observing them dropping raisins into a bottle cap found disturbing differences in hand eye coordination between the groups of children. she. looked at four and five year olds and five and six year olds and one of the things she asked them to do is drop picture of a person and found that the children in the non exposed areas through people just like i think any kid anywhere you could tell they were people drawn by very young children many of the children in the highly exposed areas to pesticides just to scramble you couldn't even tell that they were people. on this i consider being. something many people
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as can manage. e u s n l r r g e in. the woman was on my list looking for men i was it was the first one as usually you mean that you will be only one and. i mean the thankless it means you have the time we've. all come over to see the people with real stories and not because you need. to be here but i want to write a script is rewarded for malicious or not well or bores or out of because you're honest. so i would do that but a mystic of what i really. can't because i'm proved was a time at the talks of course. it's a little bit above your level of your little bit of free will you know. if there's
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a look at the end of the story there's a pool in my illustration here. you. one of the best examples of a place where people are chronically exposed to chemical pollution is in louisiana between baton rouge and new orleans along the mississippi where there's one hundred fifty industrial facilities all along that corridor. in fact the industry calls it the chemical corridor residents they have a different name for it or they call it cancer alley. in many communities especially here in louisiana you can look out of your bedroom
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window and you're looking at a smokestack and you smell the toxic fumes on a daily basis we have lost historic african-american communities because of the toxic exposures from those companies warranting the relocation of those communities and the entire towns of these historic communities have been grazed and only thing you now see if there's any value they once existed might be their own cemetery grounds while the facilities have gotten larger and expanded into those historic communities that once lived and thrive in this area. there's a culture in the state that really gives the industrial corporations running these facilities a blank check. they pay nothing in property taxes they get to do their campaign contributions and basically elect whoever is going to be in the legislative control of lawmaking in the state they have a lobby that denies and takes away rights of citizens in the state for health care
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for health monitoring in the event of a toxic exposure. so we're in a real sad situation in terms of the pallor that is industrial corporations have in louisiana and companies like monsanto along with. monsanto's it is like all big ever come across highly profitable and highly influential political circles few years ago the complete. hundred million dollars expansion of the round up plan for instance and cancer so you'd welcome our governor bobby jindal and our first lady so pretty agenda. governor jindal whose wife is a former monsanto employee praised the expansion of the round up plant in two thousand and ten every year since then this plant in cancer alley has had the most toxic releases in the entire state. is really important to remember there's
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a real difference in any pesticide between is active ingredient which in the case of roundup for example is go ifas eight verses all the surfactants an urge to go into that for pesticide when it's sprayed and to demonstrate this research it had to ponds with frogs in them and in one pond you just put the active ingredient of roundup like to say very little impact on the frogs. in the next pond he put the whole formula devastation eighty ninety percent depending on the developmental stage of the frog of death in those frogs so that shows you the difference between just an active ingredient and the whole formula it turns out that it's are fact in that part of roundup that makes it stick to the crop was so fatal working with the other ingredients in so failed of those frogs so roundups legal by the way round up is in the band chemical so one thing that's important to consider is on some levels it doesn't matter whether an agricultural chemical has been banned or restricted
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very much yet because we simply don't know what the negative effects of most of these chemicals will be over time they're not studied as complete compounds that are isolated neuro chemical tests that are performed on them of course they're not studied and human beings that would be unethical so essentially it's a big experiment and we just don't know whether it's regulated that they're not shouldn't prohibit us from speculating and also investigating what are the effects of these legal chemicals some of them may be as bad as the banned ones. a standard argument against. the health environment and other regulations in the country or for export is that it's harmful to business which of course it is
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i mean if business can kill people freely it was more profitable than if you have to pay attention to it to seeing look at the effects on people and so on on the other hand if you do care about harming people of it's just a matter. of fact it's kind of interesting in this country that. the major industries like the lead as best as tobacco chemical industries have so often succeeded for decades in the poisoning people quite consciously you know the person who probably will the children are going to die of lead poisoning but you've got to make profit of course but when you get to export it's a little more vicious because here what's happening of course is. the domestic population has become organized enough and active enough so they're saying you can't kill us a soothing the ideas if it will kill will kill people who are more vulnerable and
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that's what the export is but yes it's good for business and that it. he what i meant and i came back asking them had mine done that in america a. get themselves you know how to make. me laugh not be rushed but at that early ninety thousand in the national month i mean i don't but i will. not in the interest cheeky just a fun month for matching the much of the answer the mama cass and the a to modify my in. a circle i'm all a muscle when you go from a baby in the. grand the. you're not a grown up can't you know when you know in the say. would you be so soon the so
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