Tell the USDA to Ban Agent Orange GMO Corn and Soy
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Remember Agent Orange, the chemical weapon used during the war in Vietnam that caused many serious health problems and birth defects? Well, Dow AgroSciences wants to serve Agent Orange Corn on your dinner plate.
Dow has included one of the main ingredients of Agent Orange, also known as 2,4-D, in one of their most recently created herbicides. They plan to spray this herbicide in HORRIFIC amounts all over the country, all over our food.
In what has been called "Agent Orange Corn," Dow has genetically engineered corn and soybeans so that the plants can withstand the application of 2,4-D, which constituted 50% of the Agent Orange herbicide.
What needs to be called into attention is that the spraying of Agent Orange posed many health threats to anyone it touched, and the generations after. Studies show that 2,4-D disrupts your hormones, damages your nervous system, lowers your immunity to illnesses, causes cancer, and leads to reproductive failures.
Unfortunately, this chemical is already being used in industrial agriculture. But its use is limited because it kills so many plants -- farmers have to be careful about how and when they spray it.
If this new GMO crop gets approved, farmers will be able to spray 2,4-D throughout the growing season to kill weeds without damaging the GMO (Agent Orange Corn and Soy) crops. What does this entail? A TOXIC ASSAULT ON OUR COMMUNITIES -- MORE 2,4-D IN OUR ENVIRONMENT, WATER SYSTEMS, AND IN OUR FOOD.
Agent Orange corn and soy are reaching the final stages of the approval process, but WE CAN STOP THIS. VOICE YOUR OPPOSITION AND SIGN OUR PETITION NOW TO GET AGENT ORANGE CORN AND SOY BANNED COMPLETELY.
Please take a moment to tell the USDA not to approve these new GMO corn and soy crops! Join us in this fight!