- Obama Administration Disappoints/Angers Public
- Agent Orange Herbicide Ingredient Would be Widely Used
- USDA seeks comments for Monsanto and Dow genetically engineered crops
- Tell USDA to ban Dow’s Agent Orange corn
Over the holidays, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture announced its approval of a novel strain of genetically engineered corn, developed by Monsanto, purportedly being “drought tolerant.”
Posted in Biotechnology, CorpoGov, Environment, EPA, FDA, Genetically Engineered Food
Tagged 2 4-D, agent orange, dow agroscience, gmo corn, monsanto, obama
By Alex Formuzis
Chemical agriculture’s defense of pesticides conjures up the image of the chain-smoking industry attorney Nathan Thurm slithering through a minefield of facts and figures about the causes of global warming in this classic skit from Saturday Night Live.
Stacks of scientific studies have documented serious health risks to humans from pesticide exposure, but pesticide makers and sprayers, like the fictional Mr. Thurm, ignore the research and stick with talking points or their own questionable “science” in their efforts to muddy the waters, create confusion and delay government action to protect the public. Meanwhile, we eaters are left to consume pesticides along with conventionally grown produce.
Posted in Biotechnology, Environment, EPA, FDA, Genetically Engineered Food, organic, pollution, Scientific Studies, USDA
Tagged Aldicarb, bayer cropscience, California Alfalfa and Forage Assn, chemical agriculture, Chlorpyrifos, dow agroscience, Environment, Health, Parathion, pesticides, Temik, toxic pollution