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Docket No. APHIS–2013–0042
Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD
APHIS, Station 3A–03.8
4700 River Road Unit 118
Riverdale, MD 20737–1238
March 5, 2014
The Cornucopia Institute is a 501(c)(3) public interest organization engaged in farm and food policy research and education. We are proud to represent approximately 10,000 members, who support healthy food and sustainable farms. Additionally, we believe we have more certified organic farmer members than any other similar organization. We submit the following comments on Docket # APHIS-2013-0042.
Cornucopia opposes the approval of genetically engineered (GE) corn and soybeans resistant to broadleaf herbicides, particularly the herbicide 2,4–D. There are two separate, but equally important, reasons for rejection of this petition. First, the herbicide itself harms humans and the environment. Second, the genetically engineered (GE) DNA harms humans, animals, and the environment. Read Full Article »