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USDA Extending Public Comments on Dow 2-4-D GMO Corn

The Center for Food Safety, along with other organizations, has petitioned the USDA to extend the comment period on Dow’s GMO  2-4-D corn until April 24th.  Citing concerns that approval of the new GMO corn will add significantly to the toxic burden humans face and increased environmental dangers. 

Because 2-4-D has been used in agriculture, there are reports of resistance in weeds.  Weeds that become resistant to 2-4-D will require more applications of this chemical or newer, more potent chemicals to eradicate them in the future.  This is NOT the way to go! The Center For Food Safety warns, as most of us environmental activists know, that U.S. agriculture is at a critical juncture.  This “trans-gene herbicide treadmill” will only spawn new and more potent chemicals.

Time to get OFF the GMO treadmill, USDA!

The Center For Food Safety has published a 2-4-D Fact Sheet

Even though we’ve got more time to fight this, now is NOT the time to slack off. It gives us additional time to spread the word and have people comment.  It also gives us more time to marshal forces against the GMO onslaught.  This is a dangerous chemical and should not be introduced into widespead use across the United States. 

 “The most common way people give up their power

is by thinking they don’t have any.”

                                 Alice Walker ~ novelist, poet, activist

In the event that the USDA does approve this GMO corn,  (See Deja Vu for GMO  corn) the Center For Food Safety will likely file a lawsuit against the USDA.  They have already filed suit against the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for allowing GMO crops to be planted in wildlife refuges in the Midwest.

Go to the CFFS link to post your comment NOW!

 http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=6981

READ MORE:

http://www.foxbusiness.com/news/2012/02/21/usda-to-seek-more-comments-on-new-dow-biotech-corn/

http://www.gmwatch.org/latest-listing/1-news-items/13485-us-sued-over-gmo-crops-in-wildlife-refuges

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Author: B T Hill

Humanitarian, environmental and food activist, blogging on current societal issues. My blogs cover what's in our food and how it affects our health; the effects of our seemingly small actions regarding chemical and pesticide use in and around our homes and its impact on our Earth. I despise injustice in any form from world policies, governmental down to personal. We are all the same! It breaks my heart to see the fighting and killing, wars and horrors of this world. We need to help, not hurt one another.

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