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We, the undersigned, support all efforts to stop this further assault on our food and our environment.
Pesticide Action Network (PAN) says RoundUp's failure has already cost Midwest and Southern farmers dearly, creating fast-spreading super-weeds that break machinery and disrupt irrigation. But instead of abandoning this losing strategy, Dow hopes to gain by making things even worse.
2,4-D resistant corn will repeat the same failed approach to farming taken by Monsanto's "RoundUp Ready" corn that is costing farmers and the rest of the planet dearly.
Says PAN: "This dangerous and antiquated herbicide shouldn't be on the market, and we certainly should not be giving Dow license to profit from driving up use."
We urge EPA now to reject Dow's plans for 2,4-D resistant seed lines (whether corn, soy or cotton). We join PAN and others in calling for “more attention instead to research and development of safe and smart 21st century ecological approaches to weed management.”.
We thank you for your attention to our requests and plead with EPA to intervene and ban the use of 2,4-D.