PESTicides are designed to inhibit or kill living organisms, are dangerous and must be handled under controlled conditions.
A systemic HERBicide is designed to inhibit plant growth by altering its growth levels and is not dangerous to the human metabolism. Glyphosate is a systemic herbicide.
During the Vietnam war the USAF’s most shot-at and the most decorated unit was 12 Air Commando that ran the defoliation program spraying Agent Orange. New pilots joining the squadron in the early-60s faced an initiation ceremony at their first formal dinner – being required to drink a shot glass of the brew.
Reports from the Air Commando association based in Florida is that they are now starting to die... of old age.
Rex Barron, Charente
Editor’s note: Thank you for pointing this out – our online article has been amended. Regarding Agent Orange, the US Veteran’s Administration has advice on this site tinyurl.com/VA-AgentOrange