Dow AgroSciences LLC; Environmental Impact Statement for Determination of Nonregulated Status of Herbicide Resistant Corn and Soybeans

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Docket ID: APHIS-2013-0042
Agency: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
Parent Agency: Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Summary:
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared an environmental impact statement (EIS) on environmental impacts that may result from the potential approval of three petitions from Dow AgroSciences LLC seeking a determination of nonregulated status of herbicide resistant corn and soybeans. Issues addressed in the EIS include the potential environmental impacts associated with the increased use of certain herbicides and possible selection for and spread of weeds resistant to the herbicide 2,4-D combined with resistance to other herbicides (multiple resistance).

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      • Please do not add more poisons to our food by deregulating Dow AgroSciences (DAS). We already have too many toxins in our systems now from herbicides and pesticides that are...

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      • I can't believe that these companies are continuing to create more genetically engineered food that can withstand stronger chemicals poured on it. WHO WANTS TO EAT THIS STUFF? I'M...

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      • Do NOT approve 2,4-D resistant corn and soybeans. You also need to disapprove Roundup-ready varieties of plants. As I see it, genetically modified plants have greatly increased...

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      • Please make sure the proper research is done to protect long term public health. The chemical companies are historically irresponsible when it comes to consumer safety. Remember...

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      • Stop the USDA killers! Stop, I demand and require to cease this abomination. USDA is set to approve the planting of Dow AgroSciences’ new Genetically Engineered (GE) 2,4-D...

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      • I want to know what's in my food. I want pure, wholesome, unadulterated food just like I had when I was a kid. Too many people are getting cancer today, and the increase in...

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      • I do not want more chemicals around or on my food! I do not want any part of anything even closely related to "AGENT ORANGE" near me or anything I consume either orally or...

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      • RE: Dow AgroScience’s petition for non-regulated status (2,4-D-tolerant corn and soybean) I’m writing to urge the USDA to deny Dow AgroScience’s petition for non-regulated status...

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      • Stop the insanity! Why in the world would we want to poison ourselves. It has been proven that GMOs are harmful to our health. What more is needed to bring facts, common sense and...

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      • Please end the use and production of these products!

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      • Please stop ruining our organic crops by allowing pesticides like this. You're killing our environment and hurting our children. They will grow up with no choice for organic crops...

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      • I am English and live in France (thank goodness I live in Europe!!!) I cannot understand why you are considering starting such a damaging, life threatening, life changing course...

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      • Do Not approve the Dow Agro science for part agent orange spraying of corn or soy.

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      • See attached file(s) in support of comments by Center for Food Safety.

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      • Have you people lost your minds? Do any of you have any common sense? What do you and your families eat? This has to be the most insane way to farm I have ever heard! You make a...

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      • Approval of these seeds will drive a massive increase in use of the toxic and drift-prone 2,4-D herbicide, causing severe damage to vulnerable crops, driving farms out of business...

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      • please spare the animals, no more cruelty

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