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Take Action Against Dow Chemical and Monsanto ‘Agent Orange’ Crops

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By Cassandra Anderson
April 24, 2012

YOU can help to hold the USDA and Dow Chemical accountable simply by posting your comments on the official public record of Dow Chemical’s petition with the USDA to approve their 2,4-D herbicide resistant GMO crops (remember that 2,4-D herbicide is half of the recipe for Agent Orange).

The USDA is required to respond to all UNIQUE comments publicly. Therefore, it is essential that you write your own message in addition to using any of the issues listed below. Comments close on April 27th, so make sure to get them in today. It’s simple to do, and you can view the list of issues and source links below. Just go to the USDA website to leave your comments and take action!

http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=APHIS-2010-0103-0001

Here is a list of issues concerning the new dangerous 2,4-D herbicide resistant crops and source links that we encourage you to use, along with your own message in your comments to the USDA:

• I am demanding a full Environmental Impact Statement on these crops because they can affect human health.

• What are the cumulative effects for these crops and the increase in 2,4-D herbicide usage?

• EPA documents show that 2,4-D herbicide is the seventh largest source of dioxin in the US.

http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/REDs/24d_red.pdf

• EPA documents reveal that 2,4-D agricultural runoff has polluted groundwater across the US. Dioxin has a half-life of more than 100 years when leached into soil and embedded in water systems. Additionally, when contaminated fish are used as a food source, humans absorb dioxin.

http://www.epa.gov/teach/chem_summ/24D_summary.pdf

http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/agent-orange/history

• The commercialization of GMO 2,4-D herbicide resistant crops will dramatically increase the usage of 2,4-D herbicide that is linked to dioxin to be used on food crops. More

Dioxin : It’s Whats For Breakfast (and Dinner and Lunch and Snack and Supper)

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In June the German food safety body (GFSB) was quite upset when it was discovered that Dioxin was served up to critters for consumption. More

Monsanto Lies, Again (and Again and Again)

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From:   CORPORATE CRIME DAILY   

http://corporatecrime.wordpress.com/

Excerpted from the full article:
  • Two labs conducting glyphosate safety studies for Monsanto were cited for “routine falsification of data” and other offenses. One lab study claimed it used “specimens from the uteri of male rabbits….”
  • An EPA scientist found Monsanto doctored studies and covered-up the dioxin contamination of a wide range of its products. She concluded that the company’s behavior constituted “a long pattern of fraud.”
  • In response to the publication of Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking indictment of the pesticide industry, Silent Spring, Monsanto and other chemical companies launched a major p.r. offensive. The industry sponsored public forums with purported “independent” experts speaking on the benefits of pesticides; the company’s propaganda tools included publication of a pamphlet called The Desolate Years, which posited a world of massive food shortages resulting from over regulation of pesticides (the company continues to repeat this lie to this day, in countless ads and public statements suggesting that food shortages will result unless the world unquestionably accepts its genetic food experiments).
  • For decades, Monsanto dumped highly toxic PCBs in Anniston Alabama, then spent years covering up the dumping and the attendant health hazards to residents. As the Washington Post reported,

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