Despite the outpouring of objections from hundreds of thousands of
Americans, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has
granted final approval for the use of genetically engineered (GE) corn
and soybean seeds, known to be resistant to a “popular” weed killer.
According to the Public Opinion News report on September 26,
all that is standing in the way of farmers taking full advantage of
these new seeds, is a second ruling of approval, from the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA), which would allow the use of Enlist, a new
version of 2,4-D (a weed killer that has been around since the 1940’s).
Why should this be of interest to you? Because the health of you, your family, and future generations will all be affected.
The herbicide known as 2,4-D is a key substance that was used in
Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. For those old enough, you remember.
For those who may be too young, this was a “chemical concoction” the
U.S. Army used to remove all the foliage in the jungles, and to destroy
their food crops.
of exposure to this herbicide has been called “devastating” to the
environment, and cause for major health concerns including: cancer,
reproductive problems, and auto-immune disorders.