TELL USDA AND PRESIDENT OBAMA TO STOP DOW CHEMICAL’S “AGENT ORANGE” CROPS
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!
I oppose the approval of Dow Chemical’s genetically engineered (GE) “Agent Orange” corn and soybeans and the accompanying spraying of the toxic herbicide 2,4-D, half of the highly toxic chemical mixture Agent Orange.
2,4-D has been linked to 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. In fact, EPA has reported that 2,4-D is the seventh largest source of dioxins in the U.S. More 2,4-D use will lead to more dioxins in the environment.
Dow Chemical’s “Agent Orange” crops represent yet another escalation in a chemical arms race that will only result in larger numbers of ever-more-toxic chemicals being dumped on our farms and communities, and into our food supply, leading to higher production costs, increased sickness, and greater harm to the environment.
I urge you to reject 2,4-D resistant GE corn and soybeans and the use of toxic 2,4-D with these risky crops.