Despite 45,000 comments against and only 23 comments in support, the USDA gave approval to Monsanto for a drought resistant GMO corn. Now, the chemical cartel is petitioning for more products. One of them is a GMO corn variety that is tolerant of 2,4-D, a component of Agent Orange. The GMO war on weeds through chemical proliferation is not working. Using stronger chemicals and new GMO varieties to tolerate them leads to more resistant super weeds as well as health problems for people where the chemicals are being used and for people who eat the crops. Farmers need to get back the time-honored mechanical methods of controlling weeds. Approval of a drought resistant GMO variety might be based on ignorant-but-good intentions, but approval of GMO varieties that tolerate more and stronger chemicals obviously has no redeeming value. People die each day from Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam. Now, they will also die from eating foods that have been sprayed with it. Please follow the link in this article and submit a respectful comment to the USDA during the 60-day comment period asking them to reject the petition. Please also write to the President and members of Congress about stopping this chemical proliferation insanity.
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monsanto is a very wicked company which is doing terrible things to agriculture across the globe. and the “drought-resistant” idea, which is showing up now because they are exploiting fears of an actual drought, the effects of which are exacerbated by monsanto’s own products and the basic monoculture ideology which permeates all…
ahem. just stop, human persons. just. stop. you’re doing enough damage.