A recent article on Mercola.com reveals that even more toxic breeds of genetically-modified crops have gained approval from the USDA.
Online PR News – 19-December-2014 – Incline Village – A recent article on Mercola.com reveals that even more toxic breeds of genetically-modified crops have gained approval from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). This news serves as a direct threat to the organic industry, and has angered many organic companies and concerned consumers who prefer non gmo heirloom seeds and vegetables.
The approval of more GMO crops was confirmed on October 15, when the USDA decided to deregulate Dow Chemical's latest genetically-engineered crops.
"These crops are not only resistant to glyphosate, but also carry resistance to toxins like 2,4-D, a component of Agent Orange, and Dicamba, which has been linked to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The chemical 2,4-D and other herbicides of this class have also been linked to immune system cancers, Parkinson's disease, endocrine disruption, and reproductive problems," said Dr. Mercola on his website.
Dow Chemical, an American multinational chemical corporation, is one of the world's largest GMO manufacturers. It has been endlessly pushing its products for government support, and it proved successful in its efforts when the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved Enlist Duo—the company's latest herbicide. This product will be applied on various corn and soybean crops that are resistant to 2,4-D and glyphosate.
The EPA explained their decision in the following statement:
"The agency's decision reflects a large body of science and an understanding of the risk of pesticides to human health and the environment. EPA scientists used highly conservative and protective assumptions to evaluate human health and ecological risks for the new uses of 2,4-D in Enlist Duo. The agency evaluated the risks to all age groups, from infants to the elderly, and took into account exposures through food, water, pesticide drift, and as a result of use around homes. The decision meets the rigorous Food Quality Protection Act standard of ‘reasonable certainty of no harm' to human health."
"The decision to deregulate 2,4-D was not foolhardy. It was bribed, bought, and paid for. So "criminal" is a better word," commented a user on Mercola.com.
"There's only one answer to this: totally detach from the "system" and obtain only certified organic foods and heirloom seeds non gmo from those you can trust. Grow your own if possible. Any other path is penny-wise, pound-foolish and leads to mounting sickness, medical costs, unhappiness. The modern world is carefully dis-educated though toward saving the average person time and money so they can spend more on fun and toys. We must learn to take joy from feeding ourselves right or suffer pain and heavy financial losses shortly down the road," said another concerned user on Mercola.com.
More information about the dangers of GMO crops is available on Dr. Mercola's official website.
Chuck Harmon writes consumer information material on a wide range of products, and his knowledge in the field of organic gardening is no exception. He enjoys collecting heirloom seeds non gmo and spending time in his vegetable garden.