Urgent Action Alert from EWG: Weed Killers and GE Crops

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

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    URGENT ACTION ALERT: The Environmental Protection Agency is currently  considering Dow Chemical Co.’s application to market a new weed killer called  Enlist Duo, a mixture of the toxic weed killers 2,4-D and glyphosate, the chemical in Monsanto’s Roundup.

Dow wants to sell Enlist to be used alongside new types of genetically engineered corn and soybeans that were designed to withstand 2,4-D. Why these new breeds? Because weeds have grown resistant to glyphosate alone!

  • Why you should care: 2,4-D has been linked to multiple risks to human health and the environment – including disruption of hormones and reproductive functions, elevated risk of cancer and Parkinson’s disease.

  • What you can do about it: The EPA is now seeking comments from the public on this decision. That window is about to close. We need you to take action today! Click here to stand with EWG and tell the EPA to deny Dow Chemical Co.’s application to use a combination of 2,4-D and glyphosate on genetically engineered crops.

  • What’s at risk: If the EPA were to approve Dow’s application, nationwide use of 2,4-D would increase from current levels by at least threefold by 2020. In addition to putting human health at risk, increased 2,4-D spraying would harm already-vulnerable ecosystems in intensely farmed regions, affect endangered species and potentially contribute to the decline of honeybees and other pollinators.

Before the EPA makes its final decision on whether to approve Dow’s Enlist Duo, the agency’s leadership needs to hear from YOU right now.

Take action now: Tell the EPA not to approve Dow’s application for Enlist Duo containing 2,4-D and glyphosate for use on genetically engineered crops!

Thank you for standing with EWG in protection of human health and the environment.

– EWG Action Alert

P.S. To learn about the dangers of 2,4-D to human health and the environment and Dow’s 2,4-D resistant crops, click here for more information.

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