The United States Environmental Protection Agency just reversed its registration of a next-generation herbicide meant for mass use on America’s crops.
The Natural Resources Defense Council sued the US EPA for green-lighting Dow AgroScience’s latest one-two punch in herbicidal products, a toxic concoction made with both glyphosate and 2,4-D (toxic chemicals). The Agrichemical company was given registration for Enlist Duo just over a year ago. But now the company faces the revocation of its registration due to serious concerns over the combination of the two herbicides and their potential adverse ramifications on both the environment and human health.
This action resolves a year-long legal challenge filed by a coalition of conservation groups seeking to rescind the approval of the dangerous herbicide blend. EPA had approved use of Enlist Duo in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and North Dakota, and had intended to approve it in additional areas in the near future.
Ironically, Enlist Duo was created to fix the failure of Round Up chemicals, Monsanto’s best-selling glyphosate- based herbicide, among the most-used herbicides in the states. Despite the companies’ claims for higher yields and fewer pests, farmers have experienced super-weeds and super-bugs by planting Round Up ready corn, soy, and other GM crops.
Concerning the EPA’s decision, Earthjustice Managing Attorney Paul Achitoff remarked:
“With this action, EPA confirms the toxic nature of this lethal cocktail of chemicals, and has stepped back from the brink. Glyphosate is a probable carcinogen and is wiping out the monarch butterfly, 2,4-D also causes serious human health effects, and the combination also threatens endangered wildlife. This must not, and will not, be how we grow our food.” 
George Kimbrell, Center for Food Safety’s senior attorney said:
“The decision by EPA to withdraw the illegally approved Enlist Duo crops is a huge victory for the environment and the future of our food.”
He and others warn that we must remain vigilant to make sure the EPA does not make similar mistakes in the future.
86 thoughts on “US EPA Reverses Decision on Dow’s Toxic Enlist Duo Registration”
Poor Chrissy thinks this is such a great victory when in reality it will mean a simple label change and will be ready for the 2016 growing season. However, until the Enlist soybeans are released it will not be widely used.
I’m not really sure, but I think the ingredients are in question, not the label.
You are right your not really sure. Thanks for admitting it again.
Your the one who said,
when in reality it will mean a simple label change
I was just pointing out that the label isn’t in question, it’s the chemicals.
The combination of 2,4-D and glyphosate is already an approved combination and is used on millions of acres every year. The combination is not in question only its application, I understand that since you have no knowledge on the subject you don’t really have a clue, but here is a hint. If you are counting on Chrissy to tell you the truth you are already on the wrong side of the equation.
You said the ingredients could be fixed by changing the label?
I didn’t make any claims other than, the ingredients were in question. According to the article and the EPA link, the two ingredients are in question. But ok, I’m wrong, lmao.
Look moron, the question is are theses two ingredients pose a greater threat to off target plants than originally thought. If so then they WILL REQUIRE A LABEL CHANGE as to things such as buffer zones. Again you listen to chrissy and you get it wrong, which really isn’t hard for a moron like you to do even without her help.
Wasn’t the estimated labeling of GMO products estimated at 57 million a year?
Might as well expect around 80 million a year for this change, it will require research for the buffer zone and environmental monitoring. Gonna be so expensive food prices will skyrocket.
Only if gmos go away of course you aren’t smart enough to understand.
GMO’s only feed a profit bottom line for the corporate shareholders. Everybody under that are tools to be disposed of when their need is no longer required.
After two record years of crops I guess it must be that trickle down theory that is helping everyone else. Of course you aren’t smart enough to understand that gmos are helping billions in this world, but I get it.
thepanelist dot net/the-real-victor-in-iraq-monsanto/
markcrispinmiller dot com/2013/03/us-forced-iraqis-to-buy-seeds-from-monsanto-and-now-were-all-under-the-gun-2/
vegsource dot com/articles2/iraq_seeds.htm
Just found this, I’m so ashamed.
You should be ashamed of the way you treat our youth and vets and now you wish to raise food prices for the poor. You are a sick person without even mentioning what you do in mommies basement.
I did the GMO industries bidding.
You owe every Service Member in the US, not to mention the 655 thousand dead and the millions of Men, Women and Children permanently maimed.
At this point, if I were you I’d STFU.
A real Man accepts his responsibility and expresses his concern.
I owe the World a debt that I can never repay.
LOL, ok I am sorry to all of our service members for the lies that mommies little boy has told. Pretending to be one of you while never leaving his blowup doll in mommies basement.
There I apologized for you. Since you are to big of a COWARD to do so. You are a disgrace to the real vets.
As I thought and already said.
If your scared, just say your scared.
Oh a coward like you? Don’t make me laugh. Maybe you can get your mommy to fight your battles for you.
I just made myself known to all.
Exactly there PERVERTED COWARD.
I’m not hiding, that is a message within itself.
Would a coward risk everything?
You have risked nothing in life coward.
lol, are you sure?
Hard to do so from mommies basement. You had you chance to prove me wrong and didn’t or couldn’t do it.
Only a face to face would prove you wrong.
I really hope you spend your troll money wisely, your a real work of art.
More assuming? I understand that you aren’t very smart, but do you really think anyone would pay me to banter with you for this long about nothing? LOL, more proof you have been lying. Our REAL military men are smart, you are just a clueless coward.
You don’t know the Military and coming from someone who attacks the Military’s Family members, your words don’t hold much meaning.
Assuming, but now proven, time has been my friend there paid troll.
All you have are lies. I have never attacked military members or their families. I do attack cowards and therefore you have seen that firsthand. You have my pity.
You will need to step up, just calling someone a coward usually comes from a coward. I have done my time, I served for your purposes, your masters have profited billions from the service members efforts and they are damaged and forever hurt. This is the thanks we get. You attack 1 you attack all, and attacking their Families is a true act of a coward. I could make threats and tell you how you would fall, but alas your paid to spew hatred and attack any who stand in the way of your masters.
Promises were made to the Service Members, your proof they never intended to keep them and I hope the Nations Warriors find this and open their eyes to the truth. You and your masters support death and destruction, and we deliver!!
I’m really glad I came here and found the truth, I hope other Service Members find this and realize they have worked for the big 6’s world wide tyranny and corporate oppression.
I really am not comfortable with the political, economic and corporate tyranny of these Countries Peoples food and their ability to provide for their own.
And even more so I’m not comfortable with being deceived to take away their freedoms for the greater glory of corporate profits, your masters have truly demonstrated the acts of cowards.
LOL, but I didn’t attack any!!! I attacked YOU one that is a fake.
Again, my profile picture has Official Govt documents on it, these are protected under Federal Law and the Stolen Valor act.
Turn me in, but I know that you already know who I am. You have nothing but hatred and lies. I simply regret being conned into playing your masters games.
Your afraid of me and your masters are also afraid of me.
Fake, I’m still here.
Remember, your a combatant, welcome to my world.
LOL, I am anything but afraid of a coward like you. You are nothing but a fool.
lmao, and I fear a seed seller who has admitted he was handed everything and has, on every possible chance, demonstrated he’s bravest asset is lying. Run internet warrior, hide.
Your a self centered spoiled rotten brat, I didn’t have that luxury.
I had to make my way in the real world like most Men, I made my choice and a seed seller wouldn’t even stand to my profession.
I have lived in many rural communities and know many, your a total fake.
LOL, you can’t even make your way out of your mommies basement there coward. As far as how self centered I am, my business is all about my customers’ satisfaction. THEY come first here. Something you don’t have to worry about is the satisfaction of your blowup doll partner. Good thing to probably.
See that blue cord in my profile picture, I earned it in 1981 when they didn’t give them away.
That blow up doll partner is an Innocent Military Family member.
WAY TO GO GMO Advocate!!
Your so brave there stinky, attacking innocent Women and Children.
I’m sure your swelling with pride at how many smarts you have, you are really learning me.
Gi joe she is as fake as your credentials.
She is as real as your million dollar indebted seed business.
Just ask the U.S. Govt, since she’s registered there with CHAMPUS, Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services.
Lol, only in your mind is she real. You have been unable to prove anything so far.
Here is the difference between you and a real man.
Protected and hiding and have no moral balance due to lack of emotional education and no concerns of respecting innocents.
Me, trained as a Defender and respectful of Families, regardless.
I’ll knock your teeth out and sit and wait till you crap them out, for insulting any innocents.
LOL, yes you talk real big hiding behind your identity. You couldn’t fight your way out of a wet paper bag coward. Oh and I have already insulted that lowly blowup doll of yours that you call innocent and I still have all my teeth as well there big talker.
That is only because you have been a 2 faced criminal all of your life, hide lie and support your self interests, for promises and steady pay.
That is your path to prosperity, why would you risk all of that for any outside of your criminal circles.
Again, the promises made were never meant to be kept, Your very low on the list of priorities and will take the fall without hesitation.
I worked for the Govt you idiot, I’m not new to the throwing the patsy to the wolves syndrome.
You have spent all of your life as you are, without realizing your being lead around by the ring in your nose.
The GMO industry will attack anybody, they set the rules and we are expected to comply or die.
Your due for a dental exam provided by the innocents you willingly attack for your financial purposes.
More talk and zero proof. You whine that I make money making you look foolish. I say I do it just go run because you are a total idiot. Prove me wrong, oh wait you haven’t been able to. You want everyone to believe that I could actually be paid to waste this much time on YOU!! Lol, you are nothing but a self centered jerk that thinks the world revolves around YOU and the little slut that is a blow up doll.
Your not a professional, your attacks continue and get worse. You don’t veer from your demented course.
My provided proof, with respect to my Families personal information, is only as good as the reader’s interpretation, Who I am doesn’t matter. You have demanded and made 0 efforts, though you are under a non-disclosure agreement. Why do you think a retired Service Member would come to a Anti GMO site?
Because I’m also under a non-disclosure agreement and this topic is, or was, safe for me.
You have 0 rural traditional qualities, your comments and persistence are the telling indicators.
My guess your some thug from the inner city, trying to pay your way through college. But other things that I’ve read in response would indicate your kind of connected and feared, just not by me. I’ll continue to engage you, your the enemy and the total destruction of you and your kind is necessary.
Your comrades made me and my fellow Service Members perform extreme atrocities on humanity for your corporate profit, then your kind attack those who served you, there’s your clue.
You prove your anything you have claimed…
Lol, you fear me? A big bad gi joe fake man like yourself. You do make me laugh there Herbert. Leaders are suppose to have good instincts and what you have claimed about me is as far off base as you can get, just more proof of your lies. As for the atrocities you have performed, the ones on your little rubber blowup whore I’m afraid don’t count. As for my proof, I’m still waiting on yours first.
I don’t fear small punks like you.
Anybody who would attack innocent family members is not a man.
The rural areas are farmed by real men, and I’m sorry by your responses here, your just a troll begging for mercy and doing as told for money.
Doesn’t matter who I am, as long as folks know the GMO industry will use and destroy any for their end means.
There is no proof that will satisfy you, your demands are a never ending story, because you are programmed to deny and your future depends or your service to your masters,ie punk!
I am sorry as I thought no one would be dumb enough to believe that anyone would be paid to converse so long and so pointlessly as we have been doing, but alas, you have proved me wrong. You are that stupid. You are also stupid to think that I would be paid for saying that I don’t even like Monsanto as well, but then again you have shown a very limited iq in our conversations. As for my one demand for you to only prove what you claim, yes it does seem unreasonable, especially because you can’t confirm your lies.
All of your childish demanding that I confirm myself, while you are spewing BS.
Though it doesn’t matter in reality, you have proven enough for me and anybody with a functioning brain cell to make their own determinations.
Merry Christmas you perverted coward. I am truly sorry that you live in fear, but maybe someday you can be as brave as your gi joe action figures.
I’m sorry your a punk and know your only hope for survival is tyranny, oppression and fascism as your protector. Too bad you attack your future protectors and their Families, they know and will watch Rome burn.
Best wishes for you and your Family Stinky.
My hope for the future is our youth and country, both of which you have consistently disrespected. A shame you exhibit zero of the qualities of the profession you wish you were a part of.
You don’t have anything but lies and a path to tyranny and oppression, you support death and destruction.
Grow up some and get out and see the real world before you try to involve your self in Adult matters and world issues.
And you don’t know sh*t about the Military, so keep your ill informed comments to yourself.
Kinda touchy, you seem to forget that this is a free country (absolute no thanks to a fake person like you), and I’m entitled to my opinion just as you are yours no matter how wrong yours is.
This is a free country and yes you can freely impose tyranny and oppression and claim how your saving the world all you want.
Your opinion is attacking innocent persons, that’s right?
You are displaying no morals there stinky and whats worse, you believe your own BS.
As I said kid, grow up and get out and see the real world. Of course you’ll have the chance, maybe, as soon as you get caught up on your massive debts, But judging by your intellectual prowess you will be forever trying to get off the debt merry go round.
As I have told you before the debt is gone through hard work. I have seen enough to know that what you think of gmos just isn’t true.
Oh yeah I forgot, nobody else knows about banking and credit like you do.
Gmo’s are a profit endeavor, profit and marketing is the precedence.
advertising money has long been suspected as an unspoken filter for
Western news media coverage. If the news conflicts with advertising
interests then it is simply dropped.
Also, the scientific consensus is high within the political arena that it has become biased and distorted, corporate controlled.
Your claims are outside of your area of knowledge. The current environment is so full of fraudulent and outside resources reporting as experts, everything is open to question.
Answer me this Stinky,
How does a seed seller represent as an expert in any area outside of selling seeds, or chemically enhanced farming methods?
I think I was ordered into areas of conflict so the GMO corporations could go in and take over their farming for personal and corporate profit.
corpwatch dot org/article.php?id=12547
Lol, you have no political expertise, but you wish to act like an expert in that, farming, banking, and science. Maybe you should practice what you preach, but then again you think you know everything.
Delusion can be seen today among some young people who do not
understand how deluded they are because they’ve been exposed their entire lives to the same misguided and false narrative, information limited and channeled by the ideology of the left.
Delusions are instilled by organizing and manipulating younger
generations by Twitter, Facebook, and other MSM outlets that hide
reality and only report what they want their minions and followers to
know. If a delusion is carefully implanted by educators, it can be quite
difficult to correct because these delusions consist of rumors fed as
reality, without the opportunity to verify the manufactured information.
freedomoutpost dot com/2015/12/technology-and-thedelusional-mind/
Your reality is warped.
Yes your mommy should never have gotten you that gi joe action figure. It definitely made you delusional. Not very often, but you were right this time.
Yes, that Mommy and Wife of the Nations Service Members had a heart attack and has spent the holiday in the hospital waiting for another heart surgery. I’ll be looking forward to your sick comments on this one.
Your just so precious, bashing and attacking the Nations Defenders and their Families.
I’m sorry for your troubles. That is not a happy holiday. We spent our first holiday without my father for the first time in my forty five years, and my nieces and sister in law spent there first holiday without their father and husband. It makes you appreciate those that we do still have.
Yes it sure does, you got that right.
Again best wishes to you and your Family and I sincerely hope the new year holds promise for all.
Thank you, and you as well.
Many of my, over 2.2 million, gi joe action figures, Service Members and their Families, have served Honorably and with bravery “unknown to your kind.” I always hope and pray that when the time comes I do the right thing and perform my duty with Honor. Historically I’ve done pretty good, but I’m my toughest critic.
To all of those serving, today I offer a silent prayer for you and your Families.
Yes good job to the real military, and shame on those like you pretending to be one.
Yes, unknown to your kind.
Anybody can see that as soon as I found out about the order 81 in Iraq and monsanto’s involvement, not to mention using the Missouri’s Army National Guard as their personal enforcers, profiting billions off of death and destruction, I immediately made my self known.
Your still hiding?
You have chosen lies and money over truth, not my problem. The realization of corporate greed, the levels they will stoop to and lack of morals within the GE industry disgusts me, you are sick, which is obvious by your lack of concern and blatant attacks on any and all.
I hope your new masters honor the promises made by your old masters.
Google, China buying us farmland, you’ll also find links to Canadian land being bought.
You either stand to defend the Peoples land and their natural rights to protect it, or subjugate all to a future of control and tyranny.
rinf dot com/alt-news/editorials/211726/
And as usual, you again Attack the Service Members.
You attack 1, you attack all!
You don’t know squat, otherwise you would know…
Lol, making an honest living by helping farmers feed the world disgusts you, but having a blowup doll in your basement and imitating military personnel is perfectly fine? You are a funny coward if nothing else.
Your not helping feed the world, your lies are well known, as this is a common propaganda response. Imposing and supporting tyranny and oppression isn’t helping anything, but profit margins and denying rights of the People. Your objectives are served by death and destruction, how does imposing poverty, economic and financial warfare help feed your illusions?
Helping farmers make an honest living, LMAO. You already said you’d rat them out to the GE corps for their third party, indentured servitude, contract violations. You incite fear and division into the honest and hard working farming families by acting as an agent and advocate for the servitude of corporate tyranny, with total disregard to truth and freedom.
You don’t know anything about Farmers, again your lies are disgusting, except in the group of paid disinformation and propagandist.antagonists.
You don’t know a single thing about most topics you comment on, especially the Military. Your acting on a disconnect from reality alone.
In the real world there is far more at risk than your uneducated guesses and activist programmed fed lines of response.
Again, insult one, your insulting every Military Member and their Families.
it must be sad to only see the bad things in life like you do. Don’t be so full of hatred. Just because you are alone don’t feel the need to lash out at things you can’t comprehend.
I don’t live in your bubble, life is a harsh environment as it has been for thousands of years, technology doesn’t give way to nature and it’s consequences. Study history and learn so the same mistakes aren’t made.
It is easy to divert attentions and make light, but not so easy to accept your part. Denial is part of the process, but you need to accept that before you can heal.
The truthfully sad aspect is, those who don’t realize how to overcome the present and future adversities.
Yes my bubble is planet earth your is your basement. Thanks for clearing that up.
Your fear can be smelled, as can the fear of your masters.
The only fear my masters (local farmers) have is how to remain profitable in this depressed ag economy. However a coward like you fears everything.
Your proof? Oh wait you never have any.
I know, Official Govt Documents are proof of nothing.
Your right, I’m wrong.
No show them completely, unless of course they aren’t true.
duh, ok mister professional troll.
Prove your comment as well, oh wait you never can prove anything you say.
I didn’t ask you to prove your a professional troll, I already know it.
Oh well thanks for proving it.
No proof will be accepted by “your kind”, you live in fear and can only twist reality to fit your warped sense of truth.
There ya go, proof.
Yes proof that you are a sad individual.
globalresearch dot ca/monsanto-in-afghanistan-the-destruction-of-agriculture/5377558
USFRA mobilizes farmers as spokes people through its EASE (“Engage, Acknowledge, Share and Earn Trust”) trainings. Through the training program, participants learn how to engage with consumers, using USFRA talking points and research on consumer attitudes.
From 2011 to late 2013, the USFRA reports that it trained
more than 8,500 farmers and ranchers in 22 states.
Spinning Food, written by Kari Hamerschlag, Friends of the Earth U.S.; Anna Lappé, Real Food Media Project; and Stacy Malkan, US Right to Know
Today (Dec. 3), an investigation by the Chicago Tribune reveals that EPA intentionally fudged the numbers to downplay the risks of the chemical cocktail Dow is marketing as “Enlist Duo.” In making
its calculations, EPA also ignored the law requiring an extra safety factor to protect children’s health.
http://www dot chicagotribune dot com/news/watchdog/ct-gmo-crops-pesticide-resistance-met-20151203-story.html