It’s time to fix the broken GE/pesticide rules | Pesticide Action Network
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It’s time to fix the broken GE/pesticide rules

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Farmers in Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri are reporting extensive crop damage from dicamba, the herbicide being used on Monsanto’s latest GE soy. Particularly prone to drift into neighboring fields, dicamba is toxic to broadleaf plants like fruit, nuts, vegetables — and non-GE soy. 

This problem of pesticide drift isn’t a surprise. So why are new herbicide-resistant crops — like Dow’s “Enlist Duo” (engineered for use with 2,4-D and glyphosate) and Monsanto’s “Xtend” line (resistant to dicamba and glyphosate) — still being approved?  

Speak up today! There’s already a process underway to review and update our national GE rules. Urge decisionmakers to protect farmer livelihoods and community health over Monsanto’s marketshare.