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Engineering an Environmental Disaster: 2,4-D Resistant Crops

Case Number # 2312

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has released its draft Environmental Impact Statement that dismisses the significant harms of a new class of genetically engineered crops and the powerful and toxic herbicide they were manufactured to resist: Dow AgroScience’s 2,4-D resistant “Enlist” corn and soy.

2,4-D is a component of Agent Orange, the notorious defoliant manufactured by Monsanto and Dow. USDA proposes to allow farmers to plant 2,4-D resistant corn and soy wherever they please without any government oversight, and downplays any and all impacts.

Press Releases

Friday, January 3, 2014
Agency overlooks threats of new “Agent Orange” crops engineered to resist potent toxic herbicide