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Posted by Mr. Timothy J. D. on Oct 17th, 2014 12:16am

On Tuesday October 15, 2014 the EPA approved the use of Dow Chemical's Enlist Duo herbicide clearing the way for sales of corn and soybeans genetically engineered to tolerate the herbicide.

An excerpt from the Bloomberg article (link below): 

  • Enlist Duo is a combination of the herbicides 2,4-D and glyphosate. Today’s approval will increase use of 2,4-D by two-to sevenfold, reaching as much as 176 million pounds in 2020, the Center for Food Safety said today in an e-mailed statement, citing U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates. Enlist Duo will create “still more intractable weeds” that survive both glyphosate and 2,4-D, according to the group which favors curbs on genetically engineered crops.
  • "EPA is registering Enlist Duo in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Approval is pending in ArkansasKansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, MissouriMississippiNebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee and North Dakota once the public has a chance to comment on the agency’s decision.
  • To protect neighboring crops and gardens, Enlist cannot be applied from the air or when wind speed is over 15 miles per hour (24 kilometers per hour) and farmers must adhere to a 30-foot (9 meter) “no spray” buffer zone around the application area."

In essence this herbicide is in the same family as agent orange. It will kill virtually all vegetation it comes in contact with, except GMO crops which we will eventually consume directly or in the animal protein we consume.

Forget the salt and pepper.....Please pass the poison...

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