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.
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).
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Find full Care2 Coverage of the Spill here.
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