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iStock_000009693199Small[Fact Sheet] “Agent Orange” Crops: The Next Stage in the Chemical Arms Race

Agricultural biotechnology companies such as Monsanto and Dow have recently created new genetically engineered (GE) crops to be resistant to highly toxic herbicides, including 2,4-D, one of the main ingredients in Agent Orange, the deadly chemical defoliant used by the U.S. in the Viet Nam war. The USDA is currently considering approval of two of these risky GE crops. Read the Fact Sheet >>


iStock_000013485641Small_96449[Report] Going Backwards: Dow’s 2,4-D-Resistant Crops and a More Toxic Future

Food Safety Review, written by CFS Science Policy Analyst Bill Freese. Agricultural biotechnology companies such as Monsanto and Dow have recently created new genetically engineered (GE) crops to be resistant to highly toxic herbicides, including 2,4-D, one of the main ingredients in Agent Orange, the deadly chemical defoliant usedby the U.S. in the Viet Nam war. The USDA is currently considering approval of one of these risky GE crops.
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[Policy Comments] CFS Comments to EPA on EPA’s Proposed Registration of Enlist Duo Herbicide Containing 2,4D and Glyphosate for New Uses on Herbicide-Tolerant Corn and Soybean (Docket No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0195)

(6/30/14) Center for Food Safety policy comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Dow’s new “Enlist Duo” herbicide to be used with Dow’s genetically engineered, 2,4-D resistant corn and soybeans.

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[Science] Parkinson’s Disease and 2,4-D: A Summary of the Evidence

(May 2014) Center for Food Safety summary of the evidence linking 2,4-D exposure to Parkinson’s disease.
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[Policy Comments] CFS comments to USDA regarding Dow Chemical’s 2,4-D resistant, genetically engineered corn and soybeans

(3/11/14) Center for Food Safety policy comments to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Dow’s new “Enlist” genetically engineered, 2,4-D resistant corn and soybeans.

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[Policy Comments] CFS comments to USDA regarding Dow Chemical’s 2,4-D resistant, genetically engineered corn and soybeans

(3/11/14) Center for Food Safety policy comments to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Dow’s new “Enlist” genetically engineered, 2,4-D resistant corn and soybeans.

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[Policy Comments] Comments to EPA on Notice of Receipt of Applications to Register New Uses of 2,4-D on Dow’s “Enlist” Corn and Soybean

(6/22/12) Center for Food Safety policy comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to new use applications for the use of 2,4-D on Dow’s new “Enlist” genetically engineered, 2,4-D resistant corn and soybeans.

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[Policy Comments] Letter to EPA from seventy health scientists urging the Agency to reject Dow Chemical’s application for commercial sale of 2,4-D resistant corn and soybeans

(6/22/12) Letter to EPA from seventy health scientists to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to new use applications for the use of 2,4-D on Dow’s new “Enlist” genetically engineered, 2,4-D resistant corn and soybeans.

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[Policy Comments] Comments to USDA from 100+ farm, food, health, public interest, consumer, fisheries, and environmental organizations

(4/27/12) Letter from 144 undersigned farm, food, health, public interest, consumer, fisheries, and environmental organizations, requesting that USDA deny Dow AgroSciences’ petition to deregulate its genetically engineered, 2,4-D-resistant corn (DAS-40278-9).

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[Policy Comments] Comments to USDA from scientists, physicians, nurses, and health professionals

(4/27/12) Letter from 48 scientists, physicians, nurses, and other health professionals requesting that USDA deny the petition from Dow AgroSciences to deregulate its genetically engineered (GE), 2,4-D-resistant corn (DAS-40278-9).

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