25 November 2015

HUGE VICTORY! EPA pulls registration for Dow's Enlist Duo herbicide, citing high toxicity levels 25NOV15

EARTHJUSTICE, the Earth's lawyers, wins another for us! From +Earthjustice .....
The EPA just pulled registration for Dow’s Enlist Duo herbicide!
Enlist Duo is a highly toxic herbicide that blends glyphosate, a probable carcinogen that is wiping out the monarch butterfly, with 2,4-D, a poison used during the Vietnam War as an active ingredient in Agent Orange.
It’s a pesticide that is simply too dangerous for humans and animals! Yet the Environmental Protection Agency approved this highly toxic herbicide cocktail for widespread use on genetically engineered corn and soybean crops.
With your help, we challenged the EPA’s reckless decision…and today we won!
This is a huge victory that you helped win! Thank you!
Every day, we’re up against powerful corporate interests that will stop at nothing to put profits ahead of people and the planet. But today we proved that by coming together, we can stand up to these powerful industries and win!
More than 1 billion pounds of pesticides are being dumped onto U.S. crops every year—threatening your family’s health, drifting into the air, seeping into waterways, endangering farmworkers and threatening the survival of endangered species.
But with you by our side, Earthjustice will continue fighting to reform our broken chemical system, targeting the most dangerous chemicals and advancing sustainable agriculture.
As we head into a holiday centered around food and taking care of those we love, this victory is even more sweet!
Thank you for standing with us as we take on the dirtiest industries of our time—and win!
Happy holidays to you and yours,
Trip Van Noppen