Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Center For Food Safety Petition Request: Tell EPA: No on 2,4-D

Source of picture:    http://www.notowar.com/?p=515
This is a request from the Center For Food Safety.

EPA approval of 2,4-D use on Dow’s new GE crops would drive a massive increase in use of this toxic herbicide.  This is bad for farmer and consumer health, the environment, and U.S. agriculture as whole

EPA is currently considering Dow’s request to permit use of 2,4-D on its “Enlist” genetically engineered (GE) corn and soybeans resistant to this toxic herbicide.  While USDA directly controls the fate of these GE cropping systems, EPA is also assessing whether and how 2,4-D should be sprayed if these new crops are approved by USDA. 

As with USDA, EPA approval of 2,4-D new use for Dow’s new crops would drive a massive increase in use of this toxic herbicide.  This is bad for farmer and consumer health, the environment, and U.S. agriculture as a whole.

Tell EPA to deny these applications!



To sign the petition, please click on the link below:

http://hq-salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action/public/index.sjs?action_KEY=7877



If you wish to know more about 2,4 D, please click on the link below:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic_acid

If you don't know some of the side effects of this stuff, look here:

http://mnhopkins.blogspot.se/2012/06/zipperheads-for-chiari-children-poem-by.html

http://mnhopkins.blogspot.se/2012/06/mylee-chairi-child-journey-continues.html





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