Don't Let the USDA Approve Dow's 2,4-D-Tolerant Corn!
Rather than moving away from chemical and energy-intensive GMO crops and deadly pesticides, the USDA is preparing to letting chemical/biotech companies such as Dow force a new wave of genetically engineered herbicide-tolerant crops into the market. These mutants can survive being sprayed with the infamous herbicide 2,4-D, an Agent Orange ingredient, which has well documented health impacts on humans: cancer, immunosuppression, reproductive damage , and neurotoxicity.
We have until February 27, 2012, to try to convince the USDA not to approve Dow Chemical's new 2,4-D-tolerant corn.
For more information why Agent Orange Corn is so dangerous, please visit the Organic Consumers Association. Please take action here.
GMO Labeling Initiative in California
Furthermore, recently, a coalition of consumer, public health and environmental organizations, food companies, and individuals submitted the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act to the State Attorney General. Now, they need 800,000 signatures to get the Act on next year's ballot. Given that California is the world’s 8th largest economy, a win of the GMO Labeling Initiative would effect ingredients and labeling nation-wide. To get involved, please visit Organic Consumers Fund.
Thank you for taking action ;-)
Jeannette von Johnsbach