"Agent Orange" -- EPA & USDA in bed with Dow

Yum Yum! Our food animals raised (tortured) on factory farms will now din e on crops poisoned by a deadly new herbicide APPROVED by our government "g uardians".
Just in from Organic Consumers Association ============================================<organicconsumers.org> "BREAKING: EPA Approves 'Agent Orange' Deadly Duo Poison. Take the Factory Farm Free Pledge!
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ignoring more than 60 members of Congress and a half a million citizens, late yesterday approved a deadly ne w herbicide, Dow's Enlist Duo, made from a combination of Monsanto's Roundu p and Dow's "Agent Orange" 2,4-D.
The new herbicide will be used on Dow's newly approved corn and soy crops, engineered to withstand massive doses of the new "Deadly Duo" herbicide.
****Where will the vast percentage of these new crops go? To feed animals o n factory farms.****
Take Action: Take the Factory Farm Free Friday Pledge!
Better yet? Pledge to boycott factory farms forever!
With yesterday's approval of Dow's Enlist crops and Deadly Duo herbicide, t he EPA, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which also signed off on th e crops, have signaled that they have no intention of ending the rampant es calation of the use of*** increasingly toxic poisons by industrial agricult ure.****
The only way we will stop them is by shutting down demand for GMO crops. Th at will take millions of consumers switching to organic, non-GMO food at th e supermarket--and that means boycotting meat, eggs and dairy from factory farms.
Now, more than ever, it's time to fight back.
Take Action: Take the Factory Farm Free Friday Pledge!
- Katherine and Melinda for the OCA team"
========================================================= This is SO scary. And it is a tough one for many consumers who, like moi, have not been eating ONLY organic meat, eggs, dairy - partly because of th e price; partly because I'm never sure exactly what "organic" means.
We have 4 farmers markets here in town, so we have *some* assurance. But f ar from everybody has that kind of access. And most consumers are totally uninformed -- and unfortunately uninterested in how their meat, eggs, dairy got to the supermarket.
So maybe it's time to stop being passive victims and bombard our Congresswh ores -- oops, representatives -- to demand they outlaw what the FDA/USDA-wh ores now permit their client, Dow, to feed the animal prisoners on factory farms.
(End agitated outburst)
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On 10/9/2014 3:49 PM, Hypatia Nachshon wrote:

Agent Orange isn't 2,4-D. AO was a combination of 2,4,5-T and 2,4-D. 2,4,5-T is strong stuff, and making it far worse, the 2,4,5-T was contaminated with a dioxin compound.
2,4-D is probably the most commonly used herbicide in the US since the 1940s. Anyone who's sprayed a commercial weedkiller on their lawn has applied 2,4-D.
That's not to say that 2,4-D is completely harmless. But it is not Agent Orange, and anyone who calls it such is either deliberately lying or is too stupid to be a trusted source on health/chemical issues.
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