24 Feb '12, 12pm

A marriage made in hell: How Dow and #Monsanto teamed up over 'Agent Orange' herbicide #gmo

A marriage made in hell: How Dow and #Monsanto teamed up over 'Agent Orange' herbicide #gmo

In a match that some would say was made in hell, two of the world's leading producers of agro-chemicals have joined forces in a partnership to reintroduce the use of the herbicide 2, 4-D, one-half of the infamous defoliant Agent Orange, which was used by American forces to clear jungle during the Vietnam War. These two biotech giants have developed a weed management program that, if successful, would go a long way toward a predicted doubling of harmful herbicide use in America's corn belt and worldwide during the next decade. The problem for corn farmers is that 'superweeds' have been developing resistance to the best-selling herbicide Roundup, which is being sprayed on millions of acres in the US Midwest and elsewhere. Dow Agrosciences has developed a strain of corn that it says will solve the problem. The new genetically modified variety can tolerate 2, 4-D, which will k...

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nrdc.org 23 Feb '12, 4pm

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