Back to e-mail archives »

PCC Advocates

Dear Advocate,

USDA is accepting public comments on a proposal to approve a new type of genetically engineered corn with 2,4-D, a key component of the infamous defoliant, Agent Orange, used in the Vietnam War.

Please tell the agency not to approve this GE corn before the February 27 deadline.

Dow AgroSciences claims 2,4-D corn is important for farmers because weeds have developed resistance to glyphosate (Roundup), the most common herbicide currently used on GE crops. Ironically, Monsanto pushed Roundup for GE farming as a safer and less toxic alternative to dangerous herbicides, such as 2,4-D.

2.4-D is a documented neurotoxin and endocrine disruptor, contributing to breast and testicular cancer, leukemia, birth defects, and learning problems. Several studies link it to non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

Public interest scientists say approval of 2,4-D corn would put more dangerous chemicals into our environment, create new superweeds, and lead to use of even more toxic herbicides in the years ahead.

Please tell USDA not to approve 2,4-D corn before February 27.

Submit your comment electronically »

Thank you,
PCC Public Affairs

4201 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
ph: 206-547-1222
fx: 206-545-7131