Tuesday, May 27, 2014

[biofuelwatch] 2,4-D soy: waging war on peasants

New from GRAIN | 26 May 2014

2,4-D soy: waging war on peasants

To study the history of how GMOs were forced upon us is to discover that we have come down the wrong road. Herbicide-resistant weeds have become a major problem, yet, during the first GE decade, corporations routinely denied their existence.

Now Dow Agrosciences is proposing new transgenics resistant to the herbicide 2,4-D which will translate into the application of millions of litres of even more toxic herbicides. The five countries where regulatory approval is being sought are among the world's chief GE soy producers, with a combined total of over 80 million hectares under cultivation.

But sustained resistance is growing in every country as the impacts of GM technologies are denounced and the fallacies that allowed for them to be rolled out are exposed. Our task is to make the failure of this technology universally known, dismantle the corporate power that keeps it afloat, and embark on the road to food sovereignty, striding alongside the small peasant farmers who do the real job of feeding the world.

Read more: http://www.grain.org/e/4945



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