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"Agent Orange" Crops: The Next Stage in the Chemical Arms Race

January 30th, 2014

Agricultural biotechnology companies such as Dow Chemical and Monsanto have recently created new genetically engineered (GE) crops to be resistant to highly toxic herbicides, including 2,4-D, one of the main ingredients in Agent Orange, the deadly chemical defoliant used by the U.S. in the Viet Nam war. The USDA is currently considering approval of two of these risky GE crops.

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