It’s Official: New Pesticide for GM Crops Approved for Market
In late September, Dr. Oz made TV waves, openly warning against the EPA’s pending approval of a new, toxic pesticide intended for use on genetically engineered crops like corn and soy – this country’s biggest crops and food ingredients.
The reasoning behind the initial pending approval was that because superweeds have become resistant to glyphosate (Roundup), this new concoction was perceived and promoted as the only solution to the regulatory agency.
The EPA just announced today its official approval of Enlist Duo herbicide. What many people may not realize is that the herbicide was designed for new genetically engineered soybeans and corn that were just approved by the USDA last month.
According to Associated Press, the ag industry has anxiously awaited both approvals because of the superweed crises.
Note: The EPA has stated that Enlist Duo will not be sprayed from planes. It claims that this pesticide is not the same as Agent Orange because A.O. contained 2,4,5-T (with dioxin), kerosene and diesel fuel along with the 2,4-D. (source) This revelation, however, is not altogether comforting to the consumer considering what is known about 2,4-D.
Greater pesticide use has serious long-term consequences.