Agent Orange alertSubmitted by Cirocco on Sat, 05/25/2013 - 13:14
Dow AgroScience is preparing to introduce the herbicide 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) into your food supply –
You probably know it as ‘Agent 0range’.
-What this means for our future is that vast regions of our country will soon be sprayed with a chemical that has been linked to over 400,000 birth defects in Vietnam. The potential environmental and health fallout to exposed areas is nothing less than horrific.
-With Monsanto choosing glyphosate (also a birth-defect causing chemical), and Dow Chemical sticking with its old time favorite, 2,4-D, the US government has introduced more legislation to shield them from any legal and financial fallout.
-In a nutshell, 2,4 D and 2,4 D genetically engineered resistant crops are not a solution to the underlying problem of herbicide resistance in genetically engineered crops. In the same way that we have created the monster of antibiotic-resistance super-bugs like MRSA (methillicin-resistant staphylococcus aureus), continually developing more and more toxic chemicals to combat a problem that can not be solved with them.
-Nature will ultimately survive the manmade systems that seek to dominate her modes of production –
The question is whether we will survive ourselves, if we continue down this path much longer?