Friday, February 21, 2014

USDA No to 2,4-D Petition D Stands for DOW

Dioxin is made and is a part of our lives due to the temperature in manufacturing process of the pesticide.
It is not added to the mix...
All pesticides will have dioxin in it, if the temp. was too high.
This is not checked for...By USDA or anyone.
Sign this petition...

USDA has just released its draft environmental impact statement and announced a 45-day public comment period on these new crops. Tell USDA and President Obama to reject Dow Chemical’s “Agent Orange” crops!

I oppose the approval of Dow’s genetically engineered (GE) “Agent Orange” corn and soybeans designed to survive repeated spraying of the toxic herbicide 2,4-D, half of the highly toxic chemical mixture Agent Orange.

2,4-D has been linked to cancer, Parkinson’s disease, endocrine disruption, and reproductive problems. If that wasn’t enough, industry tests also show that 2,4-D is contaminated with dioxins—often referred to as the most toxic substance known to science. In fact, EPA has reported that 2,4-D is the seventh largest source of dioxins in the U.S. More 2,4-D use will lead to more dioxins in the environment.

Dow Chemical’s “Agent Orange” crops represent yet another escalation in a chemical arms race that will only result in larger numbers of ever-more-toxic chemicals being dumped on our farms and communities, and into our food supply, leading to higher production costs, increased sickness, and greater harm to the environment. I urge you to reject 2,4-D resistant GE corn and soybeans.

Let Us Spray

After viewing via internet “Let Us Spray” the confronting and awful reality of what has happened in New Plymouth in regards to dioxin poisoning is indelibly clear.

My name is Gary Green and on several occasions I appear in this documentary as a sufferer from dioxin poisoning caused from airborne exposure whilst working in close proximity to a herbicide manufacturing plant for 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T, when we lived in New Plymouth, New Zealand.

As I watched this documentary my heart was torn and on several occasions quite tearful as I viewed the traumatic struggles and medical impacts of others affected by Dioxin exposure.

The clarity that we all have experienced; continual denial to recognition and recompense and medical assistance as sufferers of dioxin poisoning was undeniable

To give you insight of what a sufferer must endure I have chosen to point out I am personally in the process of claiming ACC the claim was lodged 19th October 2005 and received an outcome of that claim 12th July 2006 “claim for cover is declined “, we have engaged a Barrister to pursue a fair and just settlement in the high courts for our appeal against the denial of ACC. Our appeal was a 3000 page plus document addressing every point ACC used to deny us a rightful claim.

I would ask the people of New Zealand to unit with us and become a single coherent voice which plainly shows the will of the people concerning this issue.

As part of my efforts personally to lift the awareness of what has happened in New Plymouth I set up a website to provide a single web portal for the people of New Zealand to have access to which provides all the information which has been scattered in multiple websites worldwide.

The name of our site is

I would truly appreciate your assistance in bringing the awareness of this site to the people of New Zealand. is affiliated to CEPRA (Chemically Exposed Paritutu Residents Association) in New Plymouth and officially embraced as the CEPRA website.

On the website is a link where the people of New Zealand can send an email of support  to CEPRA and Dioxinnz .

That entire effort of CEPRA and has been possible by actual sufferers of dioxin poisoning who are on pensions giving towards costs to exist.

We would ask for the people of New Zealand to rally around us in our campaign to get recognition and a fair and just settlement; and medical treatment

Your donations will enable us to continue the campaign and keep the website online.

And will also enable us to increase intensity of bringing the current incumbent Government to a place where they accept the realities of what has happened and begin to take care of those whom have become victims of industrial misadventure. 

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