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Dow Chemical and Agent Orange

Charlotte, NC(Zone 7b)

Dow Chemical is seeking USDA approval for a genetically engineered (GE) version of corn that is resistant to 2,4-D, a herbicide that was used in the formulation of the highly toxic defoliant Agent Orange. Agent Orange (half 2,4-D by composition) was extensively used in Vietnam by the military to destroy forests and crops.

Read the article here:

http://www.cornucopia.org/

Southern NJ, United States(Zone 7a)

Oh, lovely....

So.App.Mtns., United States(Zone 5b)

2,4-D is used in many commercial products. A few commercial names for products containing 2,4-D include Weedtrine-II, Aqua-Kleen, Barrage, Plantgard, Lawn-Keep, Planotox and Malerbane.
http://pmep.cce.cornell.edu/profiles/extoxnet/24d-captan/24d-ext.html

Greensboro, AL

Many of my classmates at San Diego State back in the day were Viet Nam vets. One of the smartest and brightest -- and cutest was a guy who had bone cancer contracted as a result of exposure to agent orange. He got thinner and thinner, but still continued in the graduate program. He died at the age of 27.

I hope the Army is taking better care of its vets today. But, we all have to be aware and take care of our planet. Thanks for keeping us informed, Honeybee.

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