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Activist distortion: New biotech crops contain Agent Orange

| | May 13, 2013

The following is an edited excerpt.

Politicians may not always listen to the people, but USDA heard the people loud and clear this week when it denied Dow Chemical and Monsanto’s proposition to plant more biotech crops.

Dow Chemical wanted to push forth its new herbicide Enlist crops: cotton, soy, and corn. Enlist, the herbicide resistant crops proposed by Dow, (soybean, cotton and corn crops) contain a substance ( 2,4-D, or 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid) found in the nuclear warfare chemical Agent Orange. Agent Orange is cited as a cause for a neurological and other ailments suffered by those who came in contact with it during and after the Vietnam War.

Read the original article in its entirety here: Agent Orange ingredient in proposed new GMO crops prompts USDA halt on Monsanto, Dow

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