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Dow Chemicals seeks approval for genetically modified seeds worse threat than Monsanto's Roundup

(NaturalNews) Dow Chemicals releases new genetically modified seeds in an ongoing effort to maximize profits while putting people at risk for serious diseases. Dow's genetically modified corn has been dubbed "Agent Orange corn" because of the link to the chemical agent made by Dow and Monsanto to defoliate jungles during the Vietnam War, which left hundreds of thousands of people ill. Genetically modified plants and animals are rapidly gaining popularity despite research that shows risks to humans health and the environment. For genetically modified foods to be used in the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency must approve the product. Dow is currently seeking approval for its product while advocacy groups beseech U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to reject the application.

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Oh yeah, that would be *this* Tom Vilsak

Can you believe these f*cking crooks?

http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_15573.cfm

* Vilsack has a glowing reputation as being a schill for agribusiness biotech giants like Monsanto. Sustainable ag advocated across the country were spreading the word of Vilsack's history as he was attempting to appeal to voters in his presidential bid. An activist from the west coast even made this youtube animation about Vilsack

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hmoc4Qgcm4s

The airplane in this animation is a referral to the controversy that Vilsack often traveled in Monsanto's jet.

* Former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack's support of genetically engineered pharmaceutical crops, especially pharmaceutical corn:
http://www.gene.ch/genet/2002/Oct/msg00057.html
http://www.organicconsumers.org/gefood/drugsincorn102302.cfm

* The biggest biotechnology industry group, the Biotechnology Industry Organization, named Vilsack Governor of the Year. He was also the founder and former chair of the Governor's Biotechnology Partnership.
http://www.bio.org/news/pressreleases/newsitem.asp?id=200...

* When Vilsack created the Iowa Values Fund, his first poster child of economic development potential was Trans Ova and their pursuit of cloning dairy cows.

* Vilsack was the origin of the seed pre-emption bill in 2005, which many people here in Iowa fought because it took away local government's possibility of ever having a regulation on seeds- where GE would be grown, having GE-free buffers, banning pharma corn locally, etc. Representative Sandy Greiner, the Republican sponsor of the bill, bragged on the House Floor that Vilsack put her up to it right after his state of the state address.

Dow GMO seeds

There needs to be a ban.
http://www.varanasiestate.com/countries-opposing-gmo-crops/

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