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USDA says new GMO Dow seeds pose no threat to agricultural crops

An analysis of the impact of 2,4-D, the herbicide the plants are designed to resist, will come from EPA.

January 7, 2014

USDA says GMO Dow seeds ok

USDA announced that new GMO corn and soybean seeds from Dow do not pose a threat to other agricultural crops or other plants. Dow's Enlist seeds are largely a response to Monsanto's RoundupReady system, which is resistant to glyphosate.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will provide an analysis of the effects of 2,4-D, the herbicide that Enlist seeds are resistant to, on the environment and human health. That risk assessment is set to be released in the Spring. 2,4-D is currently in wide use on golf courses and lawns, but can cause health problems in humans with prolonged exposure.

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