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Islander
11-02-11, 11:49 AM
Jill Ettinger
October 31st, 2011

Monsanto’s Roundup—the glyphosate-based pesticide—is currently the most heavily used weed killer in the country, but its efficacy is waning as farmers across the nation are reporting Roundup-resistant ‘superweeds’ and pesticide resistant insects taking hold in their fields and leaving farmers with no option but to return to controversial chemicals like 2,4-D, also known as Agent Orange.

In lieu of new developments in weed management to combat the failing of Monsanto’s Roundup to effectively manage pests and weeds, 2, 4-D (2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid) the oldest chemical pesticide used heavily in the 1940s and ’50s is now returning as a popular defense against the growing number of resistant weeds. One of the main ingredients in Dow’s Agent Orange, 2, 4-D is a known drifter, and can spread easily to neighboring crops. While the EPA does not consider 2,4-D cancer causing, the International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies it as a 2B carcinogen (possibly carcinogenic to humans).

Read more: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1oIX0b/www.organicauthority.com/blog/organic/the-return-of-agent-orange-24-d-steps-in-where-monsantos-roundup-fails/

LabDoc
11-03-11, 11:43 AM
I DON'T BELIEVE IT ! 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T returning as a herbicide!!! What idiots, and how much does Monsanto pay the people who run your EPA??? These chemicals were banned in Australia decades ago. Does the book Silent Spring by Rachael Carson ring any bells ??

Islander
11-03-11, 01:48 PM
LabDoc, here everybody's on the payroll.

LabDoc
11-03-11, 10:23 PM
Ah yes, I forgot, The Home of the Brave, The Land of the Free, and The Repository for Kickbacks.