Agent Orange Corn & Soy? No Thanks.
It’s been linked to a host of major health problems, including cancer, reproductive disorders, neurotoxicity and auto-immune disorders.
It’s devastating to the environment. And even the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) concedes that it could trigger a new crop of superweeds.
But that hasn’t stopped the USDA from signaling that it’s about to approve new GMO corn and soy varieties that are engineered to withstand massive amounts of 2,4-D—the same “Agent Orange” concoction used by the U.S. Army to defoliate jungles and destroy food crops during the Vietnam War.
What happens if Dow AgroSciences gets the green light for its new “Enlist” brand corn and soy? Scientists predict a 50-fold increase in the use of the highly toxic 2,4-D herbicide. And instead of just spraying the toxins on weeds, farmers will now be spraying them on the corn and soy itself.
We have until February 24 to bombard the USDA with comments. Please help!
TAKE ACTION: Tell the USDA: Don’t Approve New GMO ‘Agent Orange’ Crops!
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Dow's 2,4-D. It's half the formula for Agent Orange, the Vietnam War herbicide responsible for severe illnesses in people directly exposed to it, and also in their offspring and future generations. It's a known cause of cancer in farmers who routinely use it on their crops. Now, 2,4-D is about to be unleashed in greater strengths, in amounts estimated at more than 50 times what farmers are…
Remember Agent Orange? The 2,4-D chemical concoction commissioned by the U.S. Army to defoliate jungles and destroy food crops during the Vietnam War? U.S. corn and soybean farmers could soon be using more of this toxic herbicide than ever before. Unless we convince the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to put the brakes on plans to approve Dow AgroSciences' new "Enlist" brand corn and…
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