lunes, marzo 10, 2014

Stop Agent Orange Corn & Soy



New Deadline to Stop Agent Orange Corn & Soy

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 March 11 to bombard the USDA with comments. Please help!
DEADLINE MARCH 11: TAKE ACTION: Tell the USDA: Don’t Approve New GMO ‘Agent Orange’ Crops!

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