Sunday, May 18, 2014

2,4-D Mixed w/RoundUp Glyphosate re:BTSoy EPA extends comments...

This is about Enlist Duo by Dow Chemical Corporation..."Only Enlist Duo™ herbicide, featuring Colex-D™ Technology, includes glyphosate and 2,4-D choline for exceptional performance on hard-to-control weeds plus two modes of action for superior resistance management. It’s protection of what’s important–plus advanced flexibility, convenience and drift control."

EPA Extends Comment Period on Proposed Decision to Register Enlist Duo Herbicide Containing the Choline Salt of 2,4-D and Glyphosate

For Release: May 14, 2014
In response to requests, the EPA is extending for an additional 30 days the public comment period on the proposed regulatory decision to register Enlist Duo containing glyphosate and the choline salt of 2,4-D for use in controlling weeds in corn and soybeans genetically engineered (GE) to tolerate 2,4-D. Public comments on the Agency’s proposed regulatory decision must be submitted no later than June 30, 2014. Comments may be submitted to the EPA docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0195
  1. How does EPA’s work relate to what USDA/APHIS is doing in this area?
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is responsible for determining whether to allow the sale of seeds that have been genetically engineered. EPA regulates the pesticide used on those seeds or crops under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the pesticide residues remaining in or on food from those uses under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).

Remember DIOXIN occurs in the manufacture of pesticides as a by-product and it's presence is not regulated or monitored by anyone...30 day comment until June 30, 2014...

Already approved by USDA with a lot of SHOULDAS...Evaluate? 
Everything the USDA claims as needed study is already known...Here is what USDA claims is their knowledge of 2-4-D AKA "Agent Orange"...And that they need more study, after it is approved for use!

Herbicide Use - Dioxin Impurities in 2,4-D

• USDA and EPA should conduct an assessment of the greatly increased exposure to dioxins that would be triggered by Enlist™ soybeans and corn in light of EPA’s ongoing review of dioxin toxicity, both cancer and non-cancer risks.

• Include analysis for the health impacts from dioxin contamination in 2,4-D. Impacts to human reproduction and to workers from exposure to dioxin (especially 2,3,7,8-TCDD) have not fully been considered and analyzed and request that these impacts be analyzed.

• Assess potential short- and long-term impacts on animals from the dioxin impurities, as well as 2,4-D.

• Evaluate potential effects of the dioxin impurities on treated pollen from DAS-40278-9 corn on honeybees and other animal populations that are in contact with/collect pollen.

 Need cumulative effects on human health and environment from dioxin and potential effects on surface water quality and non-target plants and animals (including endangered species).

 Assess the increased dioxin emissions and exposure associated with incineration of unrinsed 2,4-D containers that would result from the vastly increased use of 2,4-D with Enlist™ soybeans and corn.

• USDA should conduct or commission independent dioxin testing of 2,4-D formulations.

This is what EPA SAYS...
  1. Weeds are becoming increasingly resistant to glyphosate-based herbicides and are posing a problem for farmers. If finalized, this action will provide an additional tool to reduce the spread of glyphosate resistant weeds. The EPA is proposing to require a stewardship plan including robust education, monitoring, and a remediation program to ensure that use of Enlist Duo successfully manages weed resistance problems.
  2. Glyphosate is already registered for these uses and did not undergo further review as part of the assessment for this pesticide product. However, glyphosate currently is in the registration review process and an endangered species analysis will be part of that process.

  3. Why is EPA taking this action?
    The Agency received applications from Dow AgroSciences requesting the use of a new, lower volatility formulation of the choline salt of 2,4-D and glyphosate on genetically engineered (GE) corn and soybeans. Concurrent with the EPA regulatory process, the U.S. Department of Agriculture received applications from Dow AgroSciences to introduce into the U.S. market, GE corn and soybeans to tolerate exposure to 2,4 D. These GE corn and soybean plants are the first developed to be resistant to 2,4-D and are intended to provide farmers with new plants to help address the problem of weeds that have developed resistance to other herbicides.
    Weeds are becoming increasingly resistant to glyphosate-based herbicides and are posing a problem for farmers. If finalized, this action will provide an additional tool to reduce the spread of glyphosate resistant weeds. The EPA is proposing to require a stewardship plan including robust education, monitoring, and a remediation program to ensure that use of Enlist Duo successfully manages weed resistance problems..

Public comments on the EPA’s proposed regulatory decision must be submitted by June 30, 2014, to EPA docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0195 at After the comment period closes, EPA will review all of the comments and reach a final decision, which the Agency expects to issue in late summer or early fall.

Which Reveals Our Government's Deliberate Malfeasance and Deception

However, let's look at the actual history in the attached Chronological Order of Reports and Scientific Studies:
A.1 969 - Page 3, right column, paragraph 3 states, ". . .
NAS Research Council Committee received a"confidential" report prepared by the Bionetrics Research Council Committee "BRC" that 2,4,5-T(which contains TCDD)showed a significant potential to increase birth defects."

Contrary to Mr.Noller's statement, this NAS sponsored report was ignored - not relied upon.
B.1970 - Page 4, right column, paragraph 3. - Use of 2,4,5 - T (which contains TCDD, or 2,3,4,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin) was a"teratogen" (causing developmental malformations &monstrosities - birth defects).Dow also confirms the BRC/NAS report, when dioxin was disbursed in quantities exceeding production specifications,birth defects did occur.
Again, the VA ignored these findings that supported the conclusions of the NAS in 1969. 

C. 1974 - Page 5, right column, paragraph 1 - NAS expressed concern over TCDD because of(1) it's very high toxicity to animals, (2) it's presence in Agent Orange, (3) preliminary reports of presence
of TCDD in fish in Vietnam, and (4) the lack of any data permitting assessment of TCDD effects on humans.
The NAS recommendation that long-term studies be made did not start until 18 years later and birth defects were not included in the studies. 

D. 1980 - Page 6, right column, paragraph 2. - An anonymous memorandum sent to Senator Daschle On VA stationary which stated; ". . . Agent Orange and Agent Blue, are mutagenic and teratogenic.This means they intercept the genetic DNA message processed on an unborn fetus, thereby resulting in deformed children being born. Therefore the veteran would appear to have no ill effects from exposure but he would produce deformed children due to the breakage in his genetic chain . . ."

E. 2010 - Page 13, right column, paragraph 3. - IOM Veterans and Agent Orange: Update. IOM stated
"Work needs to be undertaken to resolve questions regarding several health outcomes, most importantly COPD, tonsil cancer, melanoma, brain cancer, Alzheimer's disease , and paternally transmitted effects to offspring."
As late as 2010 the VA has continued to ignore the IOM's recommendations regarding birth defects. Clearly, birth defects had not been researched by the IOM or NAS.

The Unites States Govt and Monsanto have been in partnership for over half a century. This dateline is a result of the genocide they have caused. It's well past time to put an end to the madness.

This video is to educate people about the effects that Agent Orange is still having on the Vietnamese people, 50 years after the U. S. military sprayed nearly 21 million gallons of it over the rice paddies, fields and landscape of Vietnam.
Fifty years after the end of the war, the United States began cleaning up one hot spot in Vietnam. However, much of the country remains ecologically damaged, and high rates of birth defects continue.
This project was created to shed light on this tragedy.
Veterans who served in Vietnam are presumed to have been exposed to herbicides. If they or their children are suffering health effects due to this exposure, they should go to the nearest VA hospital for a free Agent Orange exam. Benefits are available for diseases recognized by the VA.

Dear Agent Orange
In country so many children cry
The ones that survived
And those that you barely left alive
Though their future is unsure
As a people we'll endure

Now it seems our leaders knew about you
No one cared about the damage you'd do
No matter what they said you were for
You were a weapon of war

Dear Agent Orange
You showed no favorites raining down
Neither friend nor foe
Turning everything to brown
Now your legacy is told
Here you remain body and soul

They combine the worst 7 pesticides into 1 table, and then do not ID the ones with "Agent Orange"...These guys are VERY SNEAKY!

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