Press Release: Warn of Threats to Farm Economies by Dow’s New GMO Crops

Judith McGeary, Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance: 254.697.2661;
Paul Towers, Pesticide Action Network: 916.216.1082;
Lisa Griffith, National Family Farm Coalition, 202.543.5675;
Anna Ghosh, Food and Water Watch: 415.293.9905;
Abigail Seiler, Center for Food Safety: 443.854.4368;

Farmers Warn of Threats to Farm Economies Posed by Dow’s New Genetically Engineered Corn and Soybean Varieties

USDA Receives Nearly 400,000 Public Comments Opposing Approval of 2,4-D Resistant Crops


AUSTIN, Texas – March 11, 2014 – Today over 387,000 farmers, farmworkers, health professionals, and concerned individuals from across the country joined together in urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to reject Dow AgroSciences’ application seeking approval of controversial genetically engineered (GE) corn and soybean varieties that are resistant to the hazardous herbicide 2,4-D.

In addition, over 800 farmers from across the country petitioned Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to reject the pesticide-promoting seeds, warning that their introduction would directly harm their crops, farm businesses, livelihoods and health.…

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