The effects of Agent Orange are prevalent and visible today as we look not only at the landscape of Vietnam, but at the people of Vietnam as well. Mothers continue to have traces of the pesticide in their breast milk. All women, men and children have birth defects, primarily affecting their limbs and heads. America has chosen many times to not own up to its irregular, brutal use of Agent Orange, despite seeing the lasting effects it has on Vietnam. As usual, the "victors" in war do not clean up the mess they have made; Agent Orange is an example of this. I personally believe that United States seeks to forget this, and it's easy for the American public to forget because Vietnam seems so far away. But, what about what is happening right here in our own backyards? What about the use of pesticides in California's very own central valley (an agricultural gold mine)? Doesn't seem so far away now, does it?
"Photos." Voices from the Valley. N.p., 17 Aug. 2012. Web. 27 Feb. 2017 <http://www.voicesfromthevalley.org/photos/#7>.