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New 2,4-D-resistant GE crops!

Discussion in 'Nature/Habitat/Garden Corner' started by KTdid, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    The Environmental Protection Agency is considering an application by Dow Chemical Co. to use a combination of glyphosate, the chemical in Monsanto’s Roundup, with 2,4-D, a highly toxic weed killer, on genetically engineered corn and soybeans designed to withstand 2,4-D.

    If the Dow application is approved, the 2,4-D experiment would roll out on a grand scale: likely on tens of millions of acres, leading to 2,4-D pollution of food, water, residential areas and wildlife habitat.

    The EPA is now seeking comments from the public and that window is about to close. Before the EPA makes its final decision, the agency’s leadership needs to hear from YOU right now. Sign the petition to tell the EPA not to approve Dow’s application of 2,4-D herbicide for use on genetically engineered crops!


    Like Monsanto’s large-scale spraying of glyphosate on genetically engineered “RoundUp Ready” crops, Dow’s herbicide mix, the “Enlist Duo” would be used on millions of acres of 2,4-D-resistant genetically engineered corn and soybeans – wreaking havoc on human and environmental health.


    Exposure to 2,4-D has been linked to higher likelihood of developing thyroid problems, immune system and reproductive problems, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and Parkinson’s disease. It would affect dozens of endangered species; and potentially contribute to further decline of pollinators and honeybees.

    http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50202/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=14147
     
  2. seashell

    seashell New Member

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    SIGNED!!! THIS IS AWFUL ......
     

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