EPA advances approval of powerful weed killer for Dow’s ‘Agent Orange’ GMO crops

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The US Environmental Protection Agency has revealed a proposal for mass use of Dow Chemical’s herbicide 2,4-D on the company’s genetically-engineered corn and soybeans. The GE crops were developed to withstand several herbicides, including 2,4-D.Dow would be allowed to sell the herbicide if the EPA approves it following a 30-day public commentperiod.The 2,4-D chemical, combined with glyphosate, makes up the herbicide Enlist Duo. 2,4-D also makes up half of the toxic mix in the now infamous ‘Agent Orange,’ used by the United States during the Vietnam War, which is thought to have resulted in the deaths of an estimated 400,000 people and birth defects in 500,000 others.

For full report read …… http://rt.com/usa/156272-epa-dow-agent-orange-herbicide/

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