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.
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.