Over a hundred million additional pounds of toxic pesticides
associated with cancers and birth defects are coming to a field near
you. UNLESS YOU STOP IT!
“Agent Orange” crops are genetically engineered by Dow Chemical to
promote the use of 2,4-D, one of the herbicides in the toxic mixture
Vietnam veteran’s know as Agent Orange. The U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) is on the cusp of approval, even though they
acknowledge the use of this toxic pesticide will skyrocket.
There is a 30-day public comment period and it MIGHT BE OUR LAST CHANCE to stop this chemical assault - Sign the petition today!
USDA’s announcement is an outrageous abdication of the agency’s
responsibility to protect our health and our food supply. The Obama
Administration has ignored the interests and demands of millions of
Americans, Members of Congress, scientists, farmers and health
Americans have one last chance to speak to the
agency and the Obama Administration and demand a halt to 2,4-D crops
before it is too late!
Last month, over 500,000 people around the country wrote to the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and 50 members of Congress sent a
letter to USDA and EPA urging the agencies to reject approval of these
Wide scale use of Roundup with Roundup Ready GE crops has already led
to an epidemic of resistant weeds, and the next step in the chemical
arms race is 2,4-D — a chemical linked to major health problems
including cancer, Parkinson’s disease, endocrine disruption, and
reproductive problems. Industry tests show that 2,4-D is contaminated
with dioxins—often referred to as the most toxic substances known to
science. EPA has reported that 2,4-D is the seventh largest source of
dioxins in the U.S.
We have less than 30 days to tell USDA to reject Dow’s 2,4-D resistant GE crops – please sign the petition today!