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USDA Recommends Deregulation of 2,4-D Resistant GMO Crops: What’s the Big Deal?

January 10th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

Last week the USDA released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on newly developed 2,4-D resistant genetically modified corn and soybean traits. As the internet exploded with pro-biotech advocacy celebrating the move towards deregulation of yet another GMO product line, I couldn't help noticing the number of straw men participating in the debate! Just so the 'no thank you' side of the unfolding 2,4-D debacle is fairly represented, here's why some sustainability enthusiasts don't consider this potential 'alternative' even a little tiny bit preferred


GMO Update: New Study Shows Increasing Rootworm Resistance to Monsanto’s Bt Corn

September 14th, 2012 | by Tanya Sitton

New evidence highlights a potentially serious problem for US food shoppers and corn farmers. First documented about a year ago, a new study last month showed worsening rootworm resistance to Monsanto's Bt corn. Based on a growing body of research, the EPA acknowledges that "There is mounting evidence raising concerns that insect resistance is developing in parts of the corn belt."



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