Monsanto and the latest threat to our health

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Monsanto just bulldozed its way once again through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), gaining approval of its new genetically engineered dicamba-resistant soybean and cotton varieties – or a new GMO.

Before Monsanto’s new dicamba-resistant crops can be cleared for planting, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has to raise limits for the use of dicamba by approving a new product called “Xtend.” It’s estimated that the use of dicamba will increase 14-fold for cotton and 500 times for soybeans if the EPA approves Monsanto’s new “Xtend” herbicide.

Dicamba is listed in the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory, a list that includes only those chemicals known to cause at least one or more of the following: cancer or other chronic human health effects, significant adverse acute human health effects, and significant adverse environmental effects.

Oh, and it’s also water soluble and prone to drifting.

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