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A New Pesticide Monster by Dow Chemical

There was a PBS news story on TV last night about USA corn and soybean farming. Seems that in the brilliant GMO scheme of Roundup-tolerant seeds, that Roundup (brought to us by Monsanto) is no longer killing weeds, especially the aggressive weed waterhemp. SO Dow Chemical (who manufactured napalm for the Vietnam war AND owners of Union carbide, responsible for the Bhopal disaster) has come up with an even more brilliant scheme: "Duo," an herbicide composed of glysophosate + 2,4 D, one of the components of Agent Orange PLUS the seeds to plant and spray with this toxic mix.

This is a chilling story of greedy multinational corporations not only controlling food production, but poisoning land, plus most likely consumers in the process.

I can't believe it.


Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for sharing this information. You help people to wake up.
Much love from BC, Canada.

Mr. Sharkey said...

I can't believe you can't believe it. These are two of the major greed-head corporations that run our so-called "elected" government. Get used to it, you'll be seeing a lot more of this in the future.

Growing up in Los Angeles, my home was an easy bike ride from the Dow Chemical plant where the Napalm was manufactured. During Lyndon Johnston's administration, there were so many bombs coming out of the plant that they were warehousing them on open rail cars on a freely-accessible spur next to the fenced and gated plant. We used to scavenge big blobs of Napalm off the roadbed, it leaked out of many of the bombs while sitting in the hot sun. Many times, we were able to scrape the stuff right off the bombs before it fell off and hit the ground.

I probably could have picked up some free samples of Agent Orange, too, but it wouldn't have been nearly as much fun to use around the house to torch stuff...

Anonymous said...

I don't think this is entirely new. how old might that PBS show have been?

they, big pharma/ big chemical companies/big legislation have been sneaking this kind of thing in for some time.

I recall reading articles about this a while back.

all bad stuff.

bet the "big boys" do not eat food polluted with this stuff?

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