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New, More Toxic Breed of Genetically Engineered Crops Gain Approval

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  • The widespread use of genetically engineered crops has led to chemical resistance among weeds and insects alike. Weed resistance has been documented on 60 million farm acres across the US
  • The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently deregulated Dow Chemical’s next-generation GE crops, which are resistant to both glyphosate and 2,4-D—a component of Agent Orange
  • The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has also approved Enlist Duo—a new herbicide to be used on Dow’s 2,4-D and glyphosate-resistant corn and soybeans
  • In response to the US government’s failure to protect the American public, the Center for Food Safety has announced it will “pursue all available legal options to stop the commercialization of these dangerous crops”

By Dr. Mercola

Two major categories of genetically engineered (GE) seeds currently account for 99 percent of all acreage dedicated to GE crops in the US:


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