Arrogant ‘science’ at work:
MONSANTO ALSO INVENTED: ROUND UP (KILLS EARTH), BGH BOVINE GROWTH HORMONE STEROIDS, DDT POISON FOR CROPS, REMEMBER VIETNAM AND AGENT ORANGE AND USA VETERANS CANCER PATIENTS
MONSANTO’S GMO CORN, SOYBEAN, COTTON SEED ARE PATENTED AND REGISTERED AS PESTICIDES AND WE EAT IT !
Monsanto can’t control weeds even with their GMO weed killer seed. So now they’re crossing their GMO seed with AGENT ORANGE! Look what the growers where to stay safe from this shit! And they want us to eat it…
Despite the USDA gave approval to Monsanto for a drought resistant GMO corn. Now, companies are petitioning for more products. One of them is a GMO corn variety that is tolerant of 2,4-D, a component (50%) of Agent Orange. The GMO war on weeds through chemical proliferation is not working. Using stronger chemicals and new GMO varieties to tolerate them leads to more resistant super weeds as well as health problems for people where the chemicals are being used and for people who eat the crops. Farmers need to get back the time-honored mechanical methods of controlling weeds. Approval of a drought resistant GMO variety might be based on ignorant-but-good intentions, but approval of GMO varieties that tolerate more and stronger chemicals obviously would have no redeeming value. People die each day from Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam. Now, they will also die from eating foods that have been sprayed with it. Please follow the link in this article and submit a respectful comment to the USDA during the 60-day comment period asking them to reject the petition. Please also write to the President and members of Congress about stopping this chemical proliferation insanity.
Stop Agent Orange Corn & Soy
2,4-D was half the formula of Agent Orange, the infamous defoliant used in the Vietnam War that killed thousands of Vietnamese civilians and American soldiers, and remains a source of birth defects and cancer these many years later.
2,4-D remains in use on U.S. farms today. In April, the Environmental Protection Agency rejected a petition filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council to ban the herbicide. The group cited various studies showing that exposure to 2,4-D could cause cancer, hormone disruption, genetic mutations and neurotoxicity. It also argued that the EPA underestimated how much people, especially children, might be exposed to the chemical. 2-4,D is one of the most widely used weed killers in the world and an ingredient of numerous home lawn-care products.
In rejecting NRDC’s petition, the agency relied on a study conducted by Dow Chemical, the major manufacturer of 2,4-D, to rebut other studies which had shown 2,4-D disrupted hormone activity. The EPA dismissed studies that have shown a higher risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma among farmers who use the chemical, claiming the farmers might have been exposed to many things, making it difficult to state that 2,4-D was the cause.
Dow plans to increase sales of the herbicide by selling seeds of corn and soy genetically engineered to be resistant to 2,4-D. Currently, 2,4-D is not used much on corn, the nation’s most widely grown crop.
Dow is currently seeking permission from the EPA to use 2,4-D on its new genetically engineered corn and soy. Please take action to stop EPA from expanding the use of 2,4-D.