Dr. Oz Talks About The New Pesticides Being
Dr. Oz September 22, 2014 : The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) is considering a new pesticide that has Dr. Oz and other doctors very concerned. GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms) has been a hot topic over recent years and the debate is about to heat up even more.
GMO crops were created to be able to withstand pesticides, but to what extent is this having on our nation’s health? As, the weeds that the pesticides are intended to kill build up a resistance, new pesticides are being formulated that may prove to be even more dangerous to your health.
Glyphosate and 2, 4-D
New soybean and corn seeds have been reengineered to survive the strongest pesticides out there. Glyphosate and the latest 2, 4-D are two of the latest chemicals. In fact, 2, 4-D was used (and banned) during the Vietnam War. Should these chemicals be used on our food supply? Common sense seems to point to NO.
Dr. Oz Talks About Enlist Duo
Dr. Oz is worried that the new pesticide (Enlist Duo) could have a detrimental impact on our brain health. It’s not just Dr. Oz who is concerned about Enlist Duo. Many scientists and doctors are speaking out against the dangers that this exposure will put us at risk for. Some potential health risks are :
- Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Alzheimer’s Disease
Dr. Oz said that our food supply is already highly saturated with GMO’s. He pointed out that approximately 75 percent of our food contains GMO’s!. These GMO’s are exposed to 1.1 billion lbs of pesticides! If these new pesticides are added on top of what already is being used that will be an additional 70 to 170 million more pounds of pesticides to the food supply.
Pesticide Drift Risks
Drift is when pesticides drift off the crops and affect populated areas, such as school playgrounds. Pesticide drift can occur from wind and rain.
Dr. Oz fears that we are putting our country in the middle of a scientific experiment where we aren’t sure what the long term health affects may be on our health!
Heather White (Environmental Working Group Executive Director) said that the new toxic herbicide will coat corn and soybeans that are grown all across the entire country.
What Can You Do? – Sign The Petition
Dr. Oz said that concerned citizens can take action against the use of these new pesticides by signing a petition to Take Action. All we need is 100,000 signatures to warrant a response. If you are concerned about this issue you can view and/or sign the Dr. Oz White House Petition Here.
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