(September 14, 2012) Dow Chemicals seeks approval for new genetically modified seeds that present worse threat than Monsanto's Roundup.
Dow Chemicals releases new genetically modified seeds in an ongoing effort to maximize profits while putting people at risk for serious diseases.
Dow's genetically modified corn has been dubbed "Agent Orange corn" because of the link to the chemical agent made by Dow and Monsanto to defoliate jungles during the Vietnam War, which left hundreds of thousands of people ill.
Genetically modified plants and animals are rapidly gaining popularity despite research that shows risks to humans health and the environment.
For genetically modified foods to be used in the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency must approve the product. Dow is currently seeking approval for its product while advocacy groups beseech U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to reject the application.
Genetically modified corn
Dow is calling their new GMO seeds "Enlist.