A suite of next generation GE seeds is heading for USDA approval, with the first application sitting on Agriculture Secretary Vilsack's desk right now.
Of the 13 GE seeds in the pipeline, 10 are designed to withstand applications of specific herbicides. These crops — including Dow’s 2,4-D-resistant corn and Monsanto’s dicamba-resistant soybean — are designed to drive up the use of these volatile chemicals.
More widespread use of 2,4-D and dicamba will result in more pesticide drift, destroying neighboring crops and placing the burden of increased costs and health risks on farmers and rural communities.
Dow’s application for 2,4-D corn is first in the queue, with 2,4-D soy and Monsanto’s dicamba-resistant soybean not far behind. With a decision on the first application expected any day, we need to speak up now. And loudly.
Join us in urging Secretary Vilsack to stop the GE seed pipeline, starting by rejecting Dow's 2,4-D corn.