Dow Agro Sciences is seeking approval for a new type of weed killer combining Round-Up and 2-4-D. The EPA is considering approval of Enlist-Duo, a potent cocktail to help struggling farmers battle super weeds caused by Roundup.
This is a nightmare scenario. Round-up and 2-4-D are already in widespread use by not only farmers but also homeowners.
We are slowly poisoning ourselves to death!
The major concern is children’s health. As children absorb chemicals at a tenfold rate as compared to adults, this is particularly troubling. As shown on an interactive map, there are approximately 11,000 schools that are within 1,000 feet of corn or soy fields. Another 5,600 schools are within 200 feet!
Dow Agro Sciences downplays the effects of their Round-Up and 2-4-D concoction, saying that the 2-4-D “is not your Granddad’s 2-4-D” meaning it doesn’t have as much potential for drift. Still, this is a potent mix of chemicals shown to have adverse health effects. Numerous studies have shown a link between cancer and reproductive dysfunctions.
I have a bad feeling about this. Considering the EPA’s record of past approvals, and the fact that basically – let’s admit it, folks – the EPA is in the pocket of Dow Chemicals. It will not surprise me a bit if the pleas of over a half million people went unheard and the EPA granted approval for this poison.
Mark my words: I predict that in a few years this same concoction will be available in a lesser form, marketed to homeowners!
Wikipedia: Enlist Duo Herbicide