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FDA approves the use of GMO crops designed to resist Agent Orange.

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posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 01:48 PM
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USDA goes forward with herbicide-resistant GMO seeds.


The new seeds have been genetically engineered by Dow AgroSciences to survive the hefty application of 2,4-D, a widely used weed killer that’s commonly known as one of the ingredients in the Vietnam War-era herbicide Agent Orange.

According to the Associated Press, scientists don’t believe 2,4-D to be responsible for health complications caused by Agent Orange, and have instead pinpointed the ingredient 2,4,5-T – banned by the EPA in 1985 – as the culprit. Previous findings by the EPA have also declared the weed killer safe to use, but other groups aren’t as confident.

As RT reported in the past, the Natural Resources Defense Council has linked 2,4-D to cases of cancer, genetic mutations and more. In addition the impact on humans, the Save Our Crops Coalition believes it will be extremely difficult to contain the application of the herbicide to a particular area.

Its a never ending cycle. As they genetically modify crops to resist insects and diseases, there will be insects and diseases which adapt and become stronger.

Then they have to introduce even stronger (more toxic) strains of genetically modified crops...

I've got a crazy idea. How about banning GMOs altogether


I cant help but to think of the karma aspect. Those same chemical weapons which our government used against millions of men, women and children are now going to be "used" on us.

For those who may not be familiar with the side effects of agent orange, I would invite you to search the images, which are so graphic, they would be deemed unsuitable for ATS.


edit on 1/8/2014 by tothetenthpower because: (no reason given)

edit on 8-1-2014 by gladtobehere because: title wording

edit on 8-1-2014 by gladtobehere because: wording




posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 01:51 PM
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How did:


The new seeds have been genetically engineered by Dow AgroSciences to survive the hefty application of 2,4-D, a widely used weed killer that’s commonly known as one of the ingredients in the Vietnam War-era herbicide Agent Orange.


Become:

"FDA approves the use of Agent Orange in GMO crops"

???



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 01:55 PM
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Never mind.


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posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 01:55 PM
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reply to post by GetHyped
 

I changed the thread title to reflect on vs in.

The story focuses on the FDA's approval of yet another strain of GMO crops. Whats mentioned casually is the fact that they are being modified to resist "hefty applications" of agent orange...


edit on 8-1-2014 by gladtobehere because: wording



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 01:56 PM
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GetHyped
How did:


The new seeds have been genetically engineered by Dow AgroSciences to survive the hefty application of 2,4-D, a widely used weed killer that’s commonly known as one of the ingredients in the Vietnam War-era herbicide Agent Orange.


Become:

"FDA approves the use of Agent Orange in GMO crops"

???


active ingredients in agent orange were 2,4,-D, 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (C8H6Cl2O3), 2,4,5,-T (trichlorophenoxyacetic acid-C8H5Cl3O3), and Picloram. hence the association of the name.

2,4,D is not safe, but the fda and epa have a way of "changing" their minds when the money changes directions.



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 01:57 PM
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Its a reference to the use of an ingredient found in Agent Orange.

While the FDA has said its not harmful, others claim its a carcinogenic.



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 01:59 PM
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The head of your FDA Michael Taylor is ex Monsanto what do you expect?



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 02:01 PM
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Wow, are we ever just plain screwed.



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 02:03 PM
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Now to go with the round-up resistance crops that made Monsanto a fortune, they have made agent-orange resistant crops.,

This is why so many believe the food market has been poisoned.



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 02:03 PM
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reply to post by OceanSpray
 



2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (usually referred to by its abbreviation, 2,4-D) is a common systemic pesticide/herbicide used in the control of broadleaf weeds. It is one of the most widely used herbicides in the world, and is the third most commonly used herbicide in North America.[2] 2,4-D is a synthetic auxin (plant hormone), and as such it is often used in laboratories for plant research and as a supplement in plant cell culture media such as MS medium. It was a major ingredient in Agent Orange alongside its chemically similar relative, 2,4,5-T (2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid).


It's a commonly used weed killer. It is NOT Agent Orange. The FDA has NOT "approve[d] the use of Agent Orange in/on GMO crops". The title is sensationalist and misleading.



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 02:08 PM
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GetHyped
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reply to post by OceanSpray
 



2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (usually referred to by its abbreviation, 2,4-D) is a common systemic pesticide/herbicide used in the control of broadleaf weeds. It is one of the most widely used herbicides in the world, and is the third most commonly used herbicide in North America.[2] 2,4-D is a synthetic auxin (plant hormone), and as such it is often used in laboratories for plant research and as a supplement in plant cell culture media such as MS medium. It was a major ingredient in Agent Orange alongside its chemically similar relative, 2,4,5-T (2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid).


It's a commonly used weed killer. It is NOT Agent Orange. The FDA has NOT "approve[d] the use of Agent Orange in/on GMO crops". The title is sensationalist and misleading.


you're wrong, it's not misleading, it's the EPA up to their bull again, just like when they did an about face on the material known as CorExit. they "suddenly" claimed it wasn't so harmful, just after the Gulph spill.



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 02:09 PM
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I've got a crazy idea. How about banning GMOs altogether
Why if we did it YOUR way then some people wouldn't become filthy rich...



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 02:09 PM
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What could convince me that all this is safe would be to have people directly connected to the development and testing and lobbying actually eat the products.

Make sure their families eat too.

Then we can see the direct results.

I think seeds and plants absorb more chemicals than they want us to know about.

All their "safe" levels are based on monetary values. As in safe pathways to the bank deposit windows.



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 02:12 PM
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I did try to reword the title to include both aspects of the story:

1). That our crops are being sprayed with ingredients found in Agent Orange and

2). That instead of banning its use, the FDA has allowed yet another genetically modified adaptation to "resist" this poison.


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posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 02:13 PM
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So where does it say "the FDA have approved Agent Orange on crops", then?



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 02:17 PM
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reply to post by GetHyped
 

Well, thats the rub.

The article has us focus on the approval of a new GMO crop while casually mentioning the reason for the genetic modification: because they are being bathed in Agent Orange...

Assuming its a common practice or soon will be?


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posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 02:17 PM
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Yep with industrial farming in Great Britain since 1940 the quality of the soil has declined markedly resulting in a disastrous drop of minerals in the foods eaten the iron content from 15 different meats is down 47 percent,streaky bacon has lost 87 per cent calcium and 78 per cent iron,the iron content of milk is down 62 percent and magnesium down 21 per cent,selenium,potassium,phosphorus all down.

This is why we have all these allergies there is no nutrition in food.

It does not have to be this way restored organic fields yield 90-100 per cent of conventional crops.

There are 100 000 synthetic chemicals on the market today of these only 140 have been tested in the last decade so who knows if the other 99860 are safe....what the hell are the regulators regulating?

(these facts are available in 'The Big Earth Book by James Bruges-a worthwhile read)

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posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 02:17 PM
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All the titles here on ATS are sensationalized a bit. It's typical marketing in a way, gets people to read your thread. Just get used to it (unless Mods start editing titles). The details in the OP are bad enough though. I remember when a lot of the nasty chemicals were commonly used; I've certainly been exposed. We had a few decades where things got better. Seems like things are changing again, for the worse. Guess if/when we can't get organically grown veggies, or grow our own, then we are SOL.



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 02:19 PM
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"bathed in Agent Orange"?

At the risk of repeating myself, where does it say "the FDA have approved Agent Orange on crops"?



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 02:37 PM
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GetHyped
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"bathed in Agent Orange"?

At the risk of repeating myself, where does it say "the FDA have approved Agent Orange on crops"?


All indication is there are now GMO crops that are resistant to the main chemical in agent orange and it's close relatives.

They can't just go out and say "We have agent orange resistant crops!" That of course would be bad for marketing.



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