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Policy Plate BLOG

Your daily serving of food and farm policy.

More Voices Join in Opposition to New Toxic Weed Killer

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently approved 2,4-D tolerant corn and soybeans.  If the EPA follows suit, we’ll be one step closer to widespread use of the toxic weed killer. 

The LA Times Editorial Board writes: 

“Just as the nation must stop overusing antibiotics if it hopes to slow the emergence of resistant infections, it must do the same with herbicides and genetically modified crops. The way to deal with so-called superweeds isn't by escalating the arms race against them." 

Read the full article here.

Table Scraps

Agrinews writes that more parents are choosing organic foods for their children.

The New York Times Editorial Board says that antibiotic resistance is a serious problem that needs to be addressed.

Tweet of the Day

Craig Cox ‏ #farmers drop the ball in saving precious #water http://bit.ly/1ByZsku  Big opportunity missed. #drought #Irrigation

Herd on the Hill

It’s officially fall, which means apple cider and apple pie.  Here’s where to pick your own apples near DC.