February 8th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
The use of the harsh, best-selling chemical pesticide, glyphosate—sold as Monsanto’s Roundup—is causing the widespread growth of resistant ‘superweeds.’ Used on genetically modified crops including Monsanto’s canola, cotton, corn and soy, which dominate much of the nation’s farmland, glyphosate resistant superweeds were first noticed in 2010, spreading out across farms, damaging crops, farm equipment, and requiring the use of increased applications and additional chemicals.
Read More:Herbicide-Resistant ‘Superweeds’ Plaguing Half the Nation’s Farmers
May 2nd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
More than 140 environmental and health advocacy groups along with 35 medical and public health professionals have submitted letters to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack urging the agency to reject an application for the approval of herbicide and herbicide resistant crops submitted by Dow AgroSciences.
Read More:Letters Flood USDA Over Pending Approval of ‘Agent Orange Corn’
January 3rd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Consumer advocacy group, The Cornucopia Institute, is calling for concerned citizens to sign a petition in hopes of blocking Dow Chemical, the manufacturer of 2,4-D— toxic herbicide found in Agent Orange—that is waiting on approval from the USDA for its genetically engineered strain of corn resistant to the controversial chemical.
Read More:Petition Calls to Block Agent Orange Resistant GMO Corn
October 31st, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Monsanto’s Roundup—the glyphosate-based pesticide—is currently the most heavily used weed killer in the country, but its efficacy is waning as farmers across the nation are reporting Roundup-resistant ‘superweeds’ and pesticide resistant insects taking hold in their fields and leaving farmers with no option but to return to controversial chemicals like 2,4-D, also known as Agent Orange.
Read More:The Return of Agent Orange? 2,4-D Steps in Where Monsanto’s Roundup Fails