(NaturalNews) Dow AgroSciences is getting closer to releasing their “Enlist Weed Control System,” a new package that includes two “old” chemicals, glyphosate and 2,4-D, along with seeds genetically engineered to withstand the combination.
The package will provide “robust” tolerance for glyphosate-resistant crops, finally closing the damper on “superweeds,” according to the industry. Dow’s marketing page for Enlist acknowledges that while “over time nature adapts,” they predict it will be impossible for plants to grow resistant to Enlist Duo, due it its potency.
Glyphosate is the notorious weedkiller in Monsanto’s Roundup, which has been proven to destroy the human cellular system.
As most of you know, the U.S. military dumped 6 million gallons of 2,4-D during the Vietnam War to clear out foliage, destroying the enemy’s cover. More than 5 million people became victims of the chemical in the form of Agent Orange, which caused cancer and a variety of genetic deformities.
Despite protests from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommended to “deregulate” new varieties of GM corn and soybeans on Aug. 6.
The recommendation is particularly of concern due to a report by EWG which discovered that nearly 500 elementary schools in the U.S. are located within just 200 feet of a corn or soybean field, leaving young children susceptible to herbicide exposure.
The EWG says children under 12 are most at risk for developing health complications from exposure to Enlist Duo. A study by the University of Minnesota found that young children raised on farms that used 2,4-D on their fields tested positive for higher levels of the pesticide in their bodies than older children.
Dow argues that environmentalists aren’t really concerned about elementary schools being exposed to pesticides, or else they’d acknowledge that Enlist Duo actually lessens “drift events,” which occur when the wind carries pesticides beyond their target.