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has created a strain of corn that has been genetically engineered to withstand an
herbicide called 2,4-D, a known carcinogen and one of the two ingredients in
the infamous Agent Orange. Dow is now seeking to freely use this
2,4-D-resistant corn. GE modification to create resistance means they will be
free to use ever-increasing amounts of the herbicide, with no limits whatsoever.
herbicide-resistant crops will be planted alongside conventional and organic
crops. This increases the potential for cross-contamination, and for the
spillover of toxic herbicides into the groundwater and neighboring farms.
Please write to USDA and protest this plan. Point out the
serious health problems linked to 2,4-D, the danger of cross-pollination and
contamination of surrounding farmland by the herbicides, as well as the
environmental unsustainability of creating new GE seeds to withstand
increasingly poisonous herbicides.
Dow AgroScience, LLC, Corn Genetically Engineered for Herbicide Tolerance (Document ID APHIS-2010-0103-0001)
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]