Please read and if you agree, sign the petition to ban the large scale use of 2-4-D and it’s cousin, Agent Orange in the production of corn and soy beans! This use is being considered, despite scientific evidence that 2-4-D and cancer and reproductive problems go hand-in-hand.
As a child, my 4 siblings and I were regularly exposed to 2-4-D and 2-4-5-T – two ingredients in Agent Orange. All of us were charged with killing weeds, every week during the summer – bare feet and bare hands.
Both of my brothers died of brain tumors in their 67th year. My older sister almost died 2 years ago of complications brought on by a massive ovarian tumor and she is still fighting kidney cancer. She was 65. At the age of 65, I have just been diagnosed with Stage 3 melanoma on my hip.
Poisoning weeds means poisoning the soil, the water and, ultimately, the people exposed to the chemicals. Increasing the sheer volume of poison simply means increasing the numbers of people who will die from the slow, sure and silent intrusion of 2-4-D into their food, into their lives and into their backyards, their families, their children.
And there is absolutely no way to describe the vast and long-term devastation that the use of this substance will do to the life of all other inhabitants (animals, birds, fish, insects) and the overall ecology of this earth – our home.
Has everyone forgotten Silent Spring ? Rachel Carson?
STOP big business; STOP the use of 2-4-D. START using common sense, common courtesy and some of the inordinate amounts of money currently being poured into chemical and genetic modification of foods to understand how to live and work WITH our fellow inhabitants and WITH the environment, not in spite of them.
Visit the Food Revolution Network blog; click on the link and register your thoughts and feelings with the Federal Government.