From GMO Free USA:
ACTION ALERT: We have until June 30th for public comment to the EPA on Dow’s Enlist Duo 2,4-D choline salt herbicide, created by Dow Chemical, to be used on their new Enlist Duo GMO corn & soy engineered to be tolerant to the Enlist Duo 2,4-D herbicide + glyphosate. Experts agree that the approval of these “Agent Orange” crops by the USDA, and the approval of the 2,4-D choline salt formulation by the EPA, will result in a tidal wave of new toxic herbicide use. What’s wrong with a profound increase in the use of 2,4-D herbicide? Copied verbatim from the National Pesticide Information Center’s fact sheet on 2,4-D:
> Because 2,4-D has demonstrated toxic effects on the thyroid and gonads following exposure, there is concern over potential endocrine-disrupting effects.
> Work examining incidents of exposure to 2,4-D without simultaneous exposure to 2,4,5-T (which has been banned) has found some association between 2,4-D and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
> 2,4-D was detected at low concentrations in urine samples collected from all age groups in a large study of the American public.
> Traces of 2,4-D were detected in 49.3 percent of finished drinking water samples and 53.7 percent of untreated water samples.
In other words, Dow’s Enlist Duo 2,4-D herbicide is toxic to humans and we are already exposed to it through current agricultural use. EPA’s approval of Dow’s Enlist Duo herbicide would make it as common of a contaminant in our food and environment as toxic glyphosate. Tell the EPA to stop Dow’s TOXIC DUO!
TELL THE EPA TO REJECT DOW’S 2,4-D CHOLINE SALT HERBICIDE: http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0195-0427
SIGN the Petition to the EPA: http://action.panna.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/index.sjs?action_KEY=15703
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