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USA?s Drug War Biological Weapon Banned by Ecuador
    #4188760 - 05/17/05 10:40 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

The Sunshine Project
Press Release
18 August 2000
USA?s Drug War Biological Weapon Banned by Ecuador

Albright?s guns and microbes drug strategy gets cool reception in South America

Hamburg and Seattle, 18 August ? The Sunshine Project welcomes the decision by the Ecuadorean government to ban the US-developed microbial agent Fusarium oxysporum. Called "Agent Green" by the Sunshine Project, the Fusarium pathogen is a biological weapon intended to eradicate illicit coca crops in the Andes.

Highly controversial negotiations are currently underway to field test and use Fusarium agents in Colombia. (Please see previous Project news releases for more information.)

The Colombia talks have been publicized in Ecuador by Quito-based non-profit Acci?n Ecol?gica, resulting in an angry public reaction. The Ecuadorean government moved quickly, fearful that Fusarium - a genus that is a major agricultural pest - would inevitably leak over the border if applied in Colombia?s coca growing areas.

Many in Ecuador also fear the US might seek to spray the fungus directly in its territory, especially if coca cultivation spills over into Ecuador as a result of the counterinsurgency war in Colombia.

Regional opposition to the use of biological warfare agents is solidifying. The law?s enactment highlights regional concern with the policies of US Secretary of State Madeline Albright, who arrives in Quito today on her tour of South America.

Ecuador is the second South American government to voice concern about the spillover effects of US support for Plan Colombia?s guns and microbes strategy to eradicate coca. In Brasilia on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Lampreia told Albright that "We are concerned about Plan Colombia?s possible effects on Brazil, in terms of the military and in terms of drug trafficking." At a stop in Chile yesterday, Albright heard that Chile supports peace in Colombia; but got no backing for USA?s drug war vision.

In Ecuador, Environment Minister Rodolfo Rend?n was first to act against the fungus, clarifying on July 18th that he would not permit Fusarium tests and contacting other Amazonian Environment Ministers to raise regional concerns. Two days later, Ecuador?s Agriculture Minister Mauricio D?valos Guevara enacted a law, published in the official registry on Monday (August 14th), banning introduction and use of Fusarium oxysporum.

Ecuador joins Peru in taking legal action to forbid the US-developed agent. Earlier this year, by Presidential Decree, Peru specifically forbid the use of biological agents in aerial crop eradication. Environment Ministers from Amazonian countries are discussing possible additional actions, which could include similar bans in other countries.

The Ecuadorean law, Acuerdo Ministerial 162, concludes that "knowing the danger of strains of the fungus Fusarium oxysporum that can cause serious injury to the environment, human beings, animals, and plants? Prohibits the entry and use of the pathogen Fusarium oxysporum in the entire national territory for the purpose of preserving the public health of animals and the ecosystem in general."



http://www.sunshine-project.org/publications/pr/pr180800.html


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Re: USA?s Drug War Biological Weapon Banned by Ecuador [Re: LSDempire]
    #4189601 - 05/18/05 03:09 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

It's deeply disturbing that there are people in this world who want to eradicate a plant.


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Re: USA?s Drug War Biological Weapon Banned by Ecuador [Re: TheFakeSunRa]
    #4190644 - 05/18/05 01:22 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

There are also dangers to the environment, humans, and animals, even if the strain doesn't mutate.


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Re: USA?s Drug War Biological Weapon Banned by Ecuador [Re: LSDempire]
    #4190657 - 05/18/05 01:28 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

The funniest part is that it probably won't curtail the cocaine industry but will cripple their local farming and cause a famine.


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Re: USA?s Drug War Biological Weapon Banned by Ecuador [Re: blink]
    #4193479 - 05/19/05 01:15 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

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The funniest part is that it probably won't curtail the cocaine industry but will cripple their local farming and cause a famine.




I agree 100 percent.


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Re: USA?s Drug War Biological Weapon Banned by Ecuador [Re: LSDempire]
    #4193589 - 05/19/05 01:43 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Man, for a second I thought that "Agent green" was the REAL name of it. I was like "Was someone SERIOUSLY thinking of this and they decided 'agent green'? I couldj ust imagine some pentagon asshole saying "Hey, it can't be as bad as ORanga"


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Re: USA?s Drug War Biological Weapon Banned by Ecuador [Re: SoopaX]
    #4193686 - 05/19/05 02:13 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

AGENT GREEN
The US biological weapons project that refuses to die.

Biological weapons are currently being tested to kill illicit crops of coca, opium poppy, and cannabis in forced crop eradication programs. These pathogenic fungi were developed principally by the US for use in narcotics-producing areas globally; but especially Asia and South America. The agents threaten to legitimize agricultural biowarfare, are environmentally unsafe, and threaten wild plants and agriculture in fragile and biodiverse ecosystems. They also endanger human health and, most importantly, threaten the global ban on biological weapons.

http://www.sunshine-project.org/agentgreen/


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Re: USA?s Drug War Biological Weapon Banned by Ecuador [Re: LSDempire]
    #4193717 - 05/19/05 02:23 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

You would think cocaine would be the one drug Bush wouldn't mind...


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Re: USA?s Drug War Biological Weapon Banned by Ecuador [Re: Adamist]
    #4193827 - 05/19/05 02:51 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

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You would think cocaine would be the one drug Bush wouldn't mind...




Lets not forget what a hypocrite he is.


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Re: USA?s Drug War Biological Weapon Banned by Ecuador [Re: LSDempire]
    #4193830 - 05/19/05 02:53 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

He feels that it is OK for him to use coke as long as anyone else that uses coke spends life in prison.


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