The Environmental Protection Agency is considering an application to use a combination of glyphosate, a chemical in many common pesticides, with 2,4-D, a highly toxic weed killer, on genetically engineered corn and soybeans designed to withstand 2,4-D.
If the application is approved, the 2,4-D experiment would roll out on a grand scale: likely on tens of millions of acres, leading to 2,4-D pollution of food, water, residential areas, and wildlife habitat. We need to do everything we can to make sure the EPA keeps this toxic weed killer away from our food and out of our environment.
The EPA is now seeking comments from the public, and that window is about to close. Before the EPA makes its final decision, the agency’s leadership needs to hear from you right now. Stand with EWG today to protect human health and the environment: Tell the EPA not to approve the application for 2,4-D herbicide use on genetically engineered crops!
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I stand with EWG in urging the EPA to deny the approval of the 2,4-D and glyphosate herbicide combination.
Exposure to 2,4-D has been linked to higher likelihood of developing thyroid problems, immune system and reproductive problems, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and Parkinson’s disease. It would affect dozens of endangered species and potentially contribute to further decline of pollinators and honeybees.
Do not approve this 2,4-D-glyphosate herbicide mix to be used with genetically engineered crops.
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