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
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|4883||Wed Dec 11 20:00:21 EST 2013||Anonymous||Frederick, MD||201 -->200Why does this world have to revolve around money? 2, 4-D is strongly linked to cancer, hormone disruption, and birth defects! Greedy business in today's world are killing people in the name of money.|
|4882||Wed Nov 27 14:33:29 EST 2013||Aaron Surridge||Surrey, BC|
|4881||Sat Nov 23 15:31:31 EST 2013||Kristine Waimey||astoria, NY|
|4880||Wed Nov 20 09:24:46 EST 2013||Crisandra Poulos||Saint Helena, CA|
|4879||Sun Nov 03 16:06:19 EST 2013||Jaya Jivika Rajani|
|4878||Sat Nov 02 20:47:36 EDT 2013||Paula Ziebarth||OH|
|4877||Wed Oct 30 09:38:11 EDT 2013||Marissa Zumbrun||York, PA|
|4876||Mon Oct 28 22:54:55 EDT 2013||Sean Kenyon||Albany, OR||We need to start doing what's right for the human race. Step back for a minute and think about what you are trying to do. Organic is the only way. If the farming industry keeps going down this course we More....|
|4875||Mon Oct 28 10:15:30 EDT 2013||martin smith||Shreveport, LA||STOP USING UNNATURAL COMPONENTS IN NATURAL PROCESSES!!|
|4874||Fri Oct 18 04:59:01 EDT 2013||Jonnathan Barrientos||paramount, CA|
|4873||Mon Oct 14 21:17:13 EDT 2013||Anonymous||CA||we need to protect our earth. not destroy it with chemicals.|
|4872||Sun Oct 13 18:32:31 EDT 2013||patricia williams||baltimore, MD|
|4871||Sun Oct 13 15:09:24 EDT 2013||Kimberly Williams||Bel Alton, MD||Get rid of GMO seeds altogether. I can't believe with all the data that has come to light on the harms of monoculture and overuse of herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers, we would even be considering More....|
|4870||Fri Oct 11 17:48:44 EDT 2013||Gloria G Horning Ph.D.||Pensacola, FL||ATTENTION all people that eat, drink water and breathe: you maybe endangering life if you continue to eat, drink water and breathe the toxins the government allows in our food, water and air.|
|4869||Mon Sep 30 13:33:31 EDT 2013||Nancy Cook-Renzullo||Gilroy, CA|
|4868||Sun Sep 29 09:41:42 EDT 2013||Anonymous||Boa Raton, FL|
|4867||Sat Sep 28 22:33:12 EDT 2013||Gaetano Correnti||Chicago, IL|
|4866||Thu Sep 26 13:27:15 EDT 2013||Richard Clemens||Victoria, Songhees, BC|
|4865||Tue Sep 24 16:28:03 EDT 2013||Anonymous||NC|
|4864||Sat Sep 21 09:05:21 EDT 2013||Eric Hoyer||Lee's Summit, MO|
|4863||Sun Sep 15 08:00:11 EDT 2013||Donna Rish||Elizabeth City, NC||stop the chemicals on my food, all my food.|
|4862||Fri Sep 13 09:36:18 EDT 2013||Melissa Fregoe-Cronk||Adams, NY||No more GMO's. We need food that is healthy and sustainable. Grow, can and freeze your own!|
|4861||Thu Sep 12 09:04:57 EDT 2013||Kristen Hotaling||Berwick, PA||There is overwhelming evidence that genetically-modified 2, 4-D seeds are NOT in the food system's best interest, please STOP this movement. Clearly only a very small selection of big businesses benifit More....|
|4860||Mon Sep 09 02:44:56 EDT 2013||Anonymous||CA||Keep farming ORGANIC and GMO FREE!!|
|4859||Mon Sep 09 02:30:05 EDT 2013||Anonymous||Dana Point, CA|