Stop Dow's Agent Orange Seeds!
Dow Chemical wants to introduce its latest generation of genetically-modified (GM) seeds, which will be bred for resistance to the herbicide 2,4-D. That’s right, the next wave of seeds will be resistant to one of the primary components of Agent Orange, used in the Vietnam War as a chemical defoliant. Planting these seeds means the use of 2,4-D as a weed killer will increase drastically, an estimated 30-fold increase according to the Center for Food Safety. Not only is the chemical drift-prone and extremely toxic for farmers, it is also known to be a hormone disrupter, linked to birth defects, cell damage and lymphoma.
Why would farmers even be interested in 2,4-D seeds? The reason is that the previous generation of GM seeds--developed to tolerate Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide--have led to the growth of Roundup-resistant weeds. This epidemic of “superweeds” has alarmed farmers and scientists, triggering even more herbicide applications and the desire to use older, even more toxic chemicals, like 2,4-D.
But that’s not the solution--that’s just staying on an ever faster treadmill of chemical and agribusiness dependence. Monsanto assured us that resistant weeds would never spring up from using Roundup Ready seeds. Why would 2,4-D seeds be a better solution?
Voice your opinion by 4/27: tell the USDA we’ve had enough of herbicide-resistant seeds and short-sighted solutions.
The FRESH Community, undersigned
|Number||Date||Name||Location||Submit your comments on ...|
|4921||Fri Dec 26 20:43:01 EST 2014||Andie F||IL|
|4920||Fri Dec 26 17:28:07 EST 2014||Myrna Jo Stay||St. Augustine, FL|
|4919||Fri Dec 19 01:56:28 EST 2014||Anonymous||WA|
|4918||Sat Dec 06 10:23:35 EST 2014||Janet Shock||Defiance, OH|
|4917||Sat Nov 22 11:07:58 EST 2014||Rick M||AB||Yes as this community member said "Vote with your dollar, be an agent of change"
No Monsanto no crap!
|4916||Tue Nov 04 13:47:02 EST 2014||Alison Rich||Beacon, NY||202 -->201Stop, just stop. Everyone watch "Fresh" and change your lives accordingly.
Ban Monsanto, Dow, DuPont, all the terrible giants doing so much harm.
Be an agent of change! Vote with your dollar!
|4915||Sun Nov 02 17:56:18 EST 2014||Anonymous||Painesville, OH|
|4914||Sun Oct 19 17:28:25 EDT 2014||Anonymous||Kingston, MA|
|4913||Sat Oct 18 19:56:21 EDT 2014||Jennifer Seals||Jacksboro, TN|
|4912||Thu Oct 02 20:23:14 EDT 2014||Stephen meitzler|
|4911||Mon Aug 11 17:44:32 EDT 2014||Caol Leu||Kalispell , MT|
|4910||Mon Jul 28 08:34:12 EDT 2014||Anonymous||Eustis, FL|
|4909||Sun Jul 27 10:20:22 EDT 2014||Erin Armstrong||Bethlehem , PA|
|4908||Tue Jul 15 19:07:29 EDT 2014||Anonymous||Spokane, WA|
|4907||Sun Jun 15 21:35:49 EDT 2014||Amy Polites Feese|
|4906||Thu Jun 12 16:52:50 EDT 2014||Rose Ann Witt||Thousand Oaks, CA||As so aptly stated by Wenonah Hauter with the consumer advocate group Food and Water Watch, "Very little unbiased, independent scientific research has been done into the health and environmental implications More....|
|4905||Sun May 25 13:09:17 EDT 2014||Gary Choate||Romeo, MI||Enough is enough help put people over profits|
|4904||Tue May 06 03:25:10 EDT 2014||Amanda Croswell||Salem, NH|
|4903||Mon Apr 07 18:36:00 EDT 2014||Anna Hess||Lutsen, MN||this is common sense. WE used to have it.|
|4902||Mon Apr 07 16:36:04 EDT 2014||terri Starr||Bloomsburg, PA|
|4901||Wed Apr 02 22:03:21 EDT 2014||Corie Adamucci||Syracuse, NY|
|4900||Sun Mar 30 08:46:24 EDT 2014||stephanie Champion||Lenoir, NC|
|4899||Fri Mar 28 23:22:48 EDT 2014||Cindy Duke||Sterling, VA|
|4898||Fri Mar 28 21:54:38 EDT 2014||Brenda Plazio||Pitman, NJ||We need to stop the production of all herbicide resistant seeds. Please STOP approving these products and help save our environment, our food supply and our HEALTH!|
|4897||Thu Feb 27 14:29:22 EST 2014||Diane Plogger||North Olmsted, OH||Remember the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.|