I’m sharing this email that came through from the Environmental Working Group today to help them reach their goal of 50,000 signatures to stop Dow from releasing Enlist Duo, a toxic weed killer mix of 2,4-D and glyphosate to be used on millions of acres of genetically engineered crops. Dow has asked the EPA to allow this, and Environmental Working Group (an advocacy group to help protect our crops, water supplies, land and animals) is working to prevent this from happening.
Please take a moment to sign their petition and help support a great cause. Thank you!
I’ve got good news and bad news.
The bad news: Dow Chemical Co. asked the Environmental Protection Agency for permission to sell Enlist Duo, a toxic weed killer mix of 2,4-D and glyphosate to be used on millions of acres of genetically engineered crops. If approved, this dangerous new herbicide cocktail would wreak havoc on human and environmental health.
The good news: It’s not too late to stop it. The EPA is still seeking comments from the public before it makes its final decision, but that window closes on June 30. We’re so close to our goal of 50,000 signatures – we just need 18,000 more.
Just one minute of your time could help tip the scales in favor of safer food and the environment – we need you to take action today.
Researchers have linked exposure to 2,4-D to higher likelihoods of developing thyroid, immune system and reproductive problems, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Parkinson’s disease. Widespread use would affect dozens of endangered species and potentially contribute to further decline of honeybees and other beneficial insects. Simply put, there’s too much at risk not to act.
Thank you for taking action,
Mary Ellen Kustin
Senior Policy Analyst, Environmental Working Group