Wednesday, August 6, 2014
The USDA advanced a proposal today to deregulate corn and soybean seeds genetically modified to tolerate herbicides 2,4-D and glyphosate. These herbicides are currently awaiting approval by the EPA. In a statement today, EWG expressed that marketing these products poses a public health risk. Exposure to 2,4-D and glyphosate has been linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Parkinson’s disease and thyroid problems.