Assembly State Passes GMO Labeling Bill
Nov 01, 2014 01:50PM
On a sadder note, the week ended with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approving Dow Chemical’s new “Enlist Duo” herbicide which is a mixture of glyphosate (the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup) and the even more toxic chemical 2, 4-D of “Agent Orange.” By the EPA’s own estimation, approval of “Enlist Duo” will lead to an unprecedented 2 to 7 fold increase in its use. The use of 2, 4-D in New Jersey is a scary thought. It is known to drift for miles once sprayed and has the potential to wipe out nearby specialty crops, such as blueberries and tomatoes; New Jersey’s largest agricultural commodity.