Dow seeks approval for Agent Orange Corn

“Dow’s genetically modified corn has been dubbed “Agent Orange corn” because of the link to the chemical agent made by Dow and Monsanto to defoliate jungles during the Vietnam War, which left hundreds of thousands of people ill. Genetically modified plants and animals are rapidly gaining popularity despite research that shows risks to humans health and the environment. For genetically modified foods to be used in the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency must approve the product. Dow is currently seeking approval for its product while advocacy groups beseech U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to reject the application. …”

plei·ot·ro·py: noun /plīˈätrəpē/: The production by a single gene of two or more apparently unrelated effects

This simple, well established property of genes is why genetic modification is inherently unpredictable and should never have been approved for uncontrolled release.

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