August 1, 2014
USDA Issues Final Environmental Impact Statement on Enlist™ Corn and Soybeans
USDA produced an extensive Final EIS document with a “well-supported” environmental evaluation.
Dave Garabrant, M.D., MPH, a renowned scientist specializing in environmental medicine and epidemiology, author of an authoritative review of the human health effects of 2,4-D, noted that “2,4-D, a key component of this technology, has been subject to extensive and robust scientific review of potential effects on human health. There is no scientific basis for claims of adverse health effects in humans at exposure levels below the levels set by regulatory agencies. The peer-reviewed scientific literature provides a reliable foundation for governmental approvals of 2,4-D use around the world.”
Resistant weeds now affect 70 million acres of American farmland, robbing crops of nutrients, sunlight and water, and reducing yields. Improved crops will help farmers manage resistant weeds without having to return to aggressive tillage practices, which would adversely impact soil, air and water quality.