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 ...|
|4820||Sun May 12 01:10:48 EDT 2013||Anonymous||Prévost, QC|
|4819||Thu May 09 14:43:14 EDT 2013||Kristin Mineah||Port Ludlow, WA||As a survivor of the Vietnam war era, and having known many young men who returned home, victims of Agent Orange poisoning, watching lives ruined, families destroyed and an entire generation of patriots More....|
|4818||Wed May 08 22:20:34 EDT 2013||Felicia Domosley||Aurora, CO|
|4817||Wed May 08 15:53:17 EDT 2013||rose dages||newburgh, NY|
|4816||Tue May 07 21:52:28 EDT 2013||Steven Golden||San Diego, CA|
|4815||Tue May 07 19:23:20 EDT 2013||Rosanne Averill||Danvers, MA||Should be outlawed!|
|4814||Tue May 07 14:57:38 EDT 2013||Ruth Lanton||Plainview, NY|
|4813||Tue May 07 13:17:21 EDT 2013||William Barber||Kerrville, TX|
|4812||Tue May 07 13:16:19 EDT 2013||Josephine Piarulli|
|4811||Tue May 07 12:51:13 EDT 2013||John W Fortney||Scappoose, OR|
|4810||Tue May 07 12:40:41 EDT 2013||Cindy Stewart-Rinier||Portland, OR|
|4809||Tue May 07 12:40:19 EDT 2013||Cindy Stewart-Rinier||Portland, OR|
|4808||Tue May 07 12:40:11 EDT 2013||Cindy Stewart-Rinier||Portland, OR|
|4807||Tue May 07 12:27:24 EDT 2013||Anonymous|
|4806||Tue May 07 12:14:34 EDT 2013||Tracey Andrew||sydney, Australia,|
|4805||Tue May 07 12:08:05 EDT 2013||Julie Schubert||Cottonwood, AZ||When is this going to end!?
We all know these chemicals are harmful to all living beings, and yet you guys keep approving them!
What is your agenda here?
|4804||Tue May 07 11:49:37 EDT 2013||Dan Wallace|
|4803||Tue May 07 11:27:42 EDT 2013||Anonymous||CA|
|4802||Tue May 07 11:27:23 EDT 2013||Jane Elder|
|4801||Tue May 07 11:18:47 EDT 2013||nancy strong||cornville, AZ|
|4800||Tue May 07 10:52:42 EDT 2013||Chanel McCoy||Gretna,||Studies abroad have proven that the proteins in genetically modified foods DO split forming allergins and toxins. 40 years after the war, the Vietnamese continue to suffer the after effects of it's use More....|
|4799||Tue May 07 10:24:07 EDT 2013||Daniel Casko||Beverly Shores, IN||This is insanely greedy business and must not jeapordize safety.|
|4798||Mon May 06 21:58:38 EDT 2013||Amy Hawkins|
|4797||Sat May 04 15:31:20 EDT 2013||Anonymous||Orlando, FL|
|4796||Sat May 04 12:04:30 EDT 2013||Anonymous|