EPA Set to Approve Increased Use of Toxic 2,4-D on Dow’s “Agent Orange” Crops

Time is Running Out to Keep Hundreds of Millions of Pounds of Toxic Herbicide off American Fields and Out of Our Environment – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a proposal to approve the direct spraying of the toxic herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) on genetically engineered (GE) corn and soybeans. Dow Chemical developed the GE crops – known as Enlist – solely to withstand high doses of 2,4-D, which it also sells, and several other herbicides. 2,4-D comprised one-half of the “Agent Orange” used in Vietnam, leading many to call Dow Chemical’s corn and soybeans “Agent Orange” crops. EPA will reach a final decision after a 30-day comment period.

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