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2,4-D-resistant seeds proposed

The U.S. Agriculture Department said Friday it’s leaning toward allowing commercial sales of corn and soybean seeds that are genetically engineered to resist several herbicides including one known as 2,4-D, a move that drew sharp criticism from consumer groups concerned about health and environmental dangers.

“We’re moving further down the path, toward more toxic chemicals,” said Linda Wells, the associate organizing director of Pesticide Action Network North America. “It just leads us to more and more resistance to weeds and further commits us to a system of agriculture that’s very pesticide intensive.”

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