This is an article from the Organic Consumers Association on GMOs that are being bought to market.
Dow’s Agent Orange Soy Among New Fast-Tracked GMOs
On July 6th the USDA announced petitions for nonregulated status for nine new GMO plants under its so-called “improved” regulatory process. OCA will be launching a campaign of alerts on each of these new petitions in upcoming weeks.
One of the new GMOs is Dow’s 2,4-D tolerant soybean. 2,4-D is an herbicide component of the infamous chemical weapon Agent Orange used during the U.S. war on Vietnam. Today, it is the third-most-used US herbicide and one of the most deadly.
Currently, not much 2,4-D is used on soybeans. Once Dow’s new Agent Orange Soy hits the market, however, use of this toxic pesticide will skyrocket, as the new plants are genetically modified to survive massive doses of the chemical.
Dow’s Agent Orange Soy would be disastrous to the farm economy and dangerous to public health.
The deadline for public comment on these new GMOs under the new fast-tracked process is September 11, 2012.
And stay tuned – we will have more info on the rest of these new GMOS in the coming weeks.