Environmental

50 Members of Congress Sound Alarm Over Toxic Weed-Killer

‘Agent Orange’ crops linked to damaging health and environmental effects

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—August 1, 2014. With just weeks before a final decision is to be made, 50 members of Congress, led by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to reject new GE herbicide-resistant crops and the subsequent use of extraordinarily potent weed-killer designed to kill the “superweeds” that have adapted to withstand Monsanto’s RoundUp. The herbicide, Dow’s Enlist Duo, contains 2, 4-D . . .

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