Widespread Mysterious Crop Damage Near Gulf Oil Spill Area (Video)

Even before Care2′s Tracy Viselli posted a troubling video that asked “Is it raining oil in Lousiana?” there were concerns that damage from the oil gusher and subsequent dispersant treatments could spread way beyond the ocean, coastal areas and beaches.

See: BP’s Dispersant Could Cause Toxic Rain All Over East Coast

Fishermen, shrimpers, hotel owners, restaurant chefs, and charter boat touring companies have already had their industries devastated by the Gulf oil spill disaster, now in its second month.

Now, it appears that the collateral damage could extend inland to include agricultural crops all the way in Mississippi.

The video below details a mysterious “disease” that has caused widespread damage to plants from weeds to farmed organic and conventionally grown crops. There is very strong suspicion that ocean winds have blown Corexit aerosol plumes or droplets and that dispersants have caused the unexplained widespread damage or “disease” (SF Gate).


Find full Care2 Coverage of the Spill here.

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Ellinor S.
Ellinor S.6 years ago

This is bad news.

Janis Totham-Davies

If you want to stop this happening again and again, stop your dependance on oil and all its millions of products. Do not buy another gas car when your present car is up for renewal. Buy bamboo bowls instead of plastic ones, (they look very similar to plastic in fact.) Don't buy plastic at all. Ask for and sign up for wind power from your utility company. We must all stop using everything made from oil to stop this from repeating itself.

This is no joke.

Linda L.
Linda L.6 years ago

No, Jack T,
Katrina and 9-11 were all George Bush's fault, just like the oil spill is all Obama's fault. To hear the screaming heads on T.V. tell it anyway.
I get better info on here, on The View, and The Daily Show.

Christine T.
Ciara T.6 years ago

This country is going nowhere, and it seems like it is going to go backwards because the idiocy that is our government refuse to take firm stances on measures to stop things like this from happening. If something like the BP oil spill does not fully convince them, then what will? I can see everything going to Hell in a proverbial hand-basket, but we cannot give up in our fight to make positive changes.

Jack T.
Jack T.6 years ago

Am I the first to suggest that Katrina and 9/11 were BP's fault?
Someone has beat me to it?
Damn it!!

Dave Tohunga
Dave te tohunga6 years ago

This is serious...
Can anyone explain to me why forensics tests have not been conducted to determine if this crop contamination is fallout from the oil spill?
Can anyone explain how the criminal corporates and their crooked politician puppets are going to repair the harm they have unleashed?
Or will the fat cat parasites rort the system as usual?
How come no one seems to mention it was actually Halliburton who had the hands on responsibility for the oil spill but everyone blames BP?
Is finger pointing any use while the corporate criminals continue the same cowboy/cavalier practices in every aspect of industry at the expense of the environment in which all of the tribes of life live?
The human race is too stupid and arrogant to survive
this is the clear message and a mathematical inevitability!

Jeramie D.
Jeramie D.6 years ago

It does keep getting worse and worse.

Lotus Fletcher
Lotus F.6 years ago

And the story goes on. This will keep getting worse and worse. And everything we have seen may be nothing compared to what would happen should a hurricane decide to plow through.

Monica Tervoort
Monica Tervoort6 years ago

I hope they get some answers to this terrible plague. Hopefully, they'll get some answers before more birds and wildlife die.

Cassandra Ashbrook Yazzie
Cassandra Yazzie6 years ago

We are going to have to stand up and keep things moving in the right direction. This is the sort of thing we have all been fighting against, we must stand our ground before we lose more.