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ALERT: More poisoning of South Africa’s staple food, as 2,4-D GM maize set for approval

Alert

6 September 2019

The African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) is extremely concerned about impending approvals by the South African government in regard to three new genetically modified (GM) maize varieties designed to withstand the extremely toxic herbicide, 2,4-D.

2,4-D is one of the active ingredients of the infamous war chemical Agent Orange. The ACB has engaged with regulators over several years, submitting evidence that these GM maize varieties present biosafety and healthy and safety risks to farmers, farm workers, consumers and the environment. The risky GM maize varieties are owned by Corteva (new name given to the Dow-Dupont merged entity), one of a handful of multinational agrochemical giants that monopolises South Africa’s agriculture sector.

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Globally, glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicide (GBHs) have penetrated all spheres of our environment and food systems. The persistence and ubiquity of these chemicals place us at the cusp of one of the world’s biggest health crises. This is evident in the plethora of health conditions and chronic diseases that have increased at the same pace as GBH use globally, as legally recognised in three recent court cases in the USA.

ACB’s Objection to Monsanto’s Application for Commodity Import of GM maize for a number of events: herbicide tolerance, including for dicamba, as well as pest resistance

Objection

 

ACB’s Objection to Monsanto’s Application for Commodity Import of GM maize for a number of events: herbicide tolerance, including for dicamba, as well as pest resistance -

MON 87427 x MON 89034 x MIR 162 x MON87419;

MON 87427 x MON 89034 x MON810 x MIR 162 x MON 87411 x MON 87419;

and MON 87427 x MON 87419 x NK603