Skip to main content

View Diary: GMOs: What we can all agree on (230 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Good point, Paz3 (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Roadbed Guy

    I have argued that the steady replacement of the pretty toxic 2,4-D by glyphosate, thanks to Roundup Ready strains, is a major improvement in pesticide safety. You'd think environmentalists would be applauding the introduction of these strains. For those who don't know what 2,4-D is, think Agent Orange. It's a pretty nasty chemical. Glyphosate isn't.

    Voting is the means by which the public is distracted from the realities of power and its exercise.

    by Anne Elk on Wed Jun 05, 2013 at 02:17:37 PM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  Yeah, most of the egregiously toxic (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Anne Elk

      pesticides of the WW2 era are not being used much anymore, at least not in the USA.

      But they apparently still can be pulled out of internet searches to serve as scary boogeymen (as compared to nice cuddly boogeymen!) when the situation warrants.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site