It is deeply frightening, and perverse, that the same company that brought us Napalm and Agent Orange is now targeting our food supply. Earlier this week the EPA approved their new toxic cocktail, Enlist Duo, a combination of the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup and the even more highly toxic chemical in Agent Orange. This will kill off superweeds in their corn and soybean crops which have been genetically engineered to withstand repeated dousing in Enlist Duo. But can we withstand these toxins? They have been associated with myriad diseases, including immune system cancers, Parkinson's, endocrine disruption and reproductive problems. There is no benefit to consumers or the environment, just profits for Dow Chemical. This animation, the campaign launch video for DowWatch.org, does a great job of succinctly explaining the bottom-line; Instead of feeding the world, Dow Chemical’s Enlist Duo and "Agent Orange crops" will poison it.
Not only did the federal government fail the public in approving the use of this chemical cocktail on Dow’s genetically engineered crops, they ignored over a million public comments, letters from scientists and health care professionals, and a letter signed by 60 Members of Congress. Support legal action to stop this new approval and protect yourself by avoiding GMO foods.