Dr. Oz Asks Obama to Stop EPA’s Approval of Enlist Duo: Toxic 2,4-D and RoundUp Combo
Dr. Oz recently retracted statements he made saying that organic food was an expensive, ‘elitist,’ if not unnecessary lifestyle choice. Now he is circulating a petition to urge President Obama and the White House to step in as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) contemplates approval of the toxic Enlist Duo herbicide, meant to be sprayed widely across America following the development of unstoppable superweeds from Monsanto’s RoundUp.
In Dr. Oz’s coverage, titled, “New GMO Pesticide Doctors are Warning About,” the prime time television personality who once graced the stage with Oprah warns that the new herbicide is linked to Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Parkinson’s Disease, and Alzheimer’s.
Enlist Duo is supposed to be the answer to Monsanto’s failed RoundUp herbicide, which has already poisoned livestock, bees, and other pollinators while causing super weeds (otherwise known as smart weeds) to grow across the American Midwest.
Enlist Duo is engineered by Dow. Dow and Monsanto were the two major contractors that created Agent Orange, used as an herbicide during the Vietnam era and linked to over 400,000 birth defects. In a recent whistle-blowing event, James R. Clary, a young Air Force officer and scientist during Vietnam said that the U.S. government knew that Agent Orange was toxic:
“Military scientists had known that herbicides shipped to Vietnam were contaminated with dioxin and had “the potential for damage” to human health. . . . However, because the material was to be used on the ‘enemy,’ none of us were overly concerned,” Clary wrote to then-Sen. Tom Daschle, D-S.D. “We never considered a scenario in which our own personnel would become contaminated with the herbicide.””
This begs the question – if the dioxins used in Agent Orange were known human killers during Vietnam, then why on earth would our government be considering allowing them to be used around its own citizens? Monsanto and Dow say that their previous herbicide, Agent Orange, was made to the strictest military specifications. What about Enlist Duo? Agent Orange has since been banned, but glyphosate and 2,4-D are now up for consideration?
Dioxins have already caused decades of damage – why is the EPA considering using them now? In the journal PLoS One, Washington State University researchers said:
“. . .exposed pregnant rats to low-levels of dioxin, the first generation offspring had more prostate disease and two types of ovarian disease than control groups. Kidney disease, precocious puberty and ovarian disease were more prevalent in the great-grandchildren with abnormalities in puberty being nearly eight times higher in the third generation females. Third generation male rats had 27 percent higher incidence of kidney disease with telltale modifications to gene expression in sperm in 50 regions of DNA as a result of their ancestors’ dioxin exposure.”
This means that your children are exposed to whatever you’re exposed to. What’s worse, this toxicity carries on for up to three generations!
Nothing more than an industrial waste product from herbicide creation and paper bleaching, dioxins bioaccumulate in the body. Even the World Health Organization (WHO) calls dioxins “persistent environmental pollutants (POPs)” and says that they are “highly toxic and can cause reproductive and developmental problems, damage the immune system, interfere with hormones and also cause cancer.”
Dioxins are in RoundUp, and you can bet they are in Enlist Duo. They are lethal despite government whitewashing. As some have pointed out, ‘Prior knowledge’ is the very definition of a crime against humanity, and the U.S. government, Dow, and Monsanto have all committed this type of crime.
In his coverage, Dr. Oz explains that what he “is about to show you will challenge the chemical industry, the food industry, and the government.” He explains that:
“GMOs could be ushering in a pesticide arms race, and the health of your brain could be the casualty.”
Dr. Oz isn’t the only one sounding the alarm bells. More than half a million people have already written to the EPA to try to stop this decision – which could effectively contaminate what’s left of the natural world for decades to come, completely obliterating an organic food supply.
Among those who have protested the possible green-lighting of Enlist Duo are 35 prominent doctors and scientists who say that the ‘double herbicide mix’ should not be allowed.
About 70-80% of the foods you currently find on grocery store shelves already contain GMOs – and these GMO crops used to make food were grown by spraying herbicides like RoundUp, extensively. What will keep the other 20% of the food supply form being subject to this total Armageddon?
The chemicals in Agent Orange were used to defoliate the jungle in Vietnam. Is Enlist Duo not going to defoliate the entire farming infrastructure which feeds millions across America?
In 1969, Operation Ranch Hand (the military code name for herbicide spraying) had reached it’s peak with 29 planes spraying chemical defoliants such as Agent Orange in South Vietnam, but we now spray more than 185 million pounds of glyphosate chemicals across millions of acres of crops annually.
Vietnam Vets exposed to Agent Orange chemicals sought attention for medical concerns, but many of their VA doctors did not take notes or report their findings in an attempt to hush up the ranks about the damaging results of this toxic exposure. Many veterans have applied for compensation or medical help with renal cancers, neuropathy, tumors, and other ailments caused by Dow and Monsanto’s previous concoctions, but received nothing from our government, because this would be an admission of guilt.
Does the EPA, FDA, and US government want to hush us up now? I can only guess what the military code name is for this latest asinine plan to spray more chemicals all over us.
Cancer, infertility, birth defects – if this isn’t another war being waged, then I must be dreaming.
Christina Sarich is a humanitarian and freelance writer helping you to Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and See the Big Picture. Her blog is Yoga for the New World. Her latest book is Pharma Sutra: Healing the Body And Mind Through the Art of Yoga.