The US Environmental Protection Agency has revealed a proposal for mass use of Dow Chemical’s herbicide 2,4-D on the company’s genetically-engineered corn and soybeans. The GE crops were developed to withstand several herbicides, including 2,4-D.
Dow would be allowed to sell the herbicide if the EPA approves it following a 30-day public comment period.
MAKE YOUR VOICE KNOWN as to how you feel about this – Our system only works when people participate in it.
Visit the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency’s public comment area for this proposal.
Click here to VISIT to REGULATIONS.GOV and the comment section
A guide to help improve your submission to this topic and regulations.gov can be found here or LINK to Visit http://whoismonsanto.com/docs/EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0330-0001.pdf
As our attention is directed to focus on certain events, be aware that this may be in essence “To block our attention to something more important” I’m just sayin.
The 2,4-D chemical, combined with glyphosate, makes up the herbicide Enlist Duo.
2,4-D also makes up half of the toxic mix in the now infamous ‘Agent Orange,’ used by the United States during the Vietnam War, which is thought to have resulted in the deaths of an estimated 400,000 people and birth defects in 500,000 others.
The crops are designed to withstand high doses of glyphosate – brought to market by biotech giant Monsanto as their Roundup weed killer – and 2,4-D. Dow’s corn and soybeans thus earned the derogatory name ‘Agent Orange’ crops by opponents of both the highly-toxic chemical mix and the controversial use of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in large-scale agriculture.