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Stop the Approval of these GE Crops! Protect Our Food from Even More Pesticides

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About the Petition

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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To: EPA

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.

Sincerely,

[Your name here] 

Supporters

  • 4862
    Christina Smith
    United Kingdom
    1 year ago
  • 4861
    Adriana Tabone Tabone
    Malta
    1 year ago
  • 4860
    Tracy Marotta
    Brooklyn, NY
    1 year ago
  • 4859
    William Burgin
    Fruita, CO
    1 year ago
  • 4858
    Peter Scott
    Knox, IN
    1 year ago
  • 4857
    Jinett Rodriguez
    Marathon, FL
    1 year ago
  • 4856
    John Funaro
    Baldwin, NY
    1 year ago
  • 4855
    Shirley Smith
    Rockford, TN
    1 year ago
  • 4854
    Diane Berliner
    Los Angeles, CA
    1 year ago
  • 4853
    Olivia Lim
    Davis, CA
    1 year ago
  • 4852
    Elio Valverde
    Brooklyn, NY
    1 year ago
  • 4851
    Nicole Chatel
    Palatine, IL
    1 year ago
  • 4850
    Judy Lemke
    Ukiah, CA
    1 year ago
  • 4849
    J P
    Canada
    1 year ago

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