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Door Opens for Sale of Seeds Engineered to Resist Agent Orange Ingredient

There are 13 comments on the CBS Local story from Jan 3, 2014, titled Door Opens for Sale of Seeds Engineered to Resist Agent Orange Ingredient. In it, CBS Local reports that:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture opened the door Friday to commercial sales of corn and soybean seeds genetically engineered to resist the weed killer 2,4-D, which is best known as an ingredient in the Vietnam War-era herbicide Agent Orange.

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Since: Feb 07

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#1 Jan 3, 2014
Genetically Modified Seeds may have a mutation effect without understanding by the brains of a CentralFundingSource.
Cordwainer Trout

Elizabethtown, KY

#2 Jan 3, 2014
Attention grabbing nonsense headline.

2,4-D is best known as a weed killer, not as an ingredient of Agent Orange.

This is the same subtle brainwash technique used by the Leftist moonbats in America to pander false fears starting way back with the Rachel Carson anti-DDT movement, which led to nothing but the infection of millions with malaria and other tropical diseases.
Kerry Condor

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#3 Jan 3, 2014
RayOne wrote:
Genetically Modified Seeds may have a mutation effect without understanding by the brains of a CentralFundingSource.
;-00h, the ROBOToothpik conCarolies vendor with intel/blue-tooth learning fast don't you thinking?!!;-00
Kerry Condor

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#4 Jan 3, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
Attention grabbing nonsense headline.
2,4-D is best known as a weed killer, not as an ingredient of Agent Orange.
This is the same subtle brainwash technique used by the Leftist moonbats in America to pander false fears starting way back with the Rachel Carson anti-DDT movement, which led to nothing but the infection of millions with malaria and other tropical diseases.
U shoulda go to educatoon fundation crap a typing for Dummies 101book store from college vote box!!;-00
Kerry Condor

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#5 Jan 3, 2014
RayOne wrote:
Genetically Modified Seeds may have a mutation effect without understanding by the brains of a CentralFundingSource.
if U stopping goose go then www.23andme.com
or else trying purchasing DIS page with godaddy.com/RayOne reservation of
www.22andyou.com

U wil bee earnor a lot of $$$!;)

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#6 Jan 4, 2014
Colorado may use it to increase pot production. They can call it Colorado Orange
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#7 Jan 4, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
Attention grabbing nonsense headline.
2,4-D is best known as a weed killer, not as an ingredient of Agent Orange.
This is the same subtle brainwash technique used by the Leftist moonbats in America to pander false fears starting way back with the Rachel Carson anti-DDT movement, which led to nothing but the infection of millions with malaria and other tropical diseases.
What do you think Agent Orange is?

You obviously thought it was perfume and used it as such.

Poor teabagger.
Cordwainer Trout

Elizabethtown, KY

#8 Jan 4, 2014
Wall Street Government wrote:
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What do you think Agent Orange is?
You obviously thought it was perfume and used it as such.
Poor teabagger.
2,4-D is a common broad leaf herbicide used in over 1500 commercially available herbicides today, very commonly used by farmers, urban roadside management and homeowners. It is commonly used on cereal grain fields, et.al. for broad leaf weed control. It is dependably biodegradable and does not follow into food production. Its inclusion in Agent Orange was NOT the element leading to regrettable human impact. The idiotic attempt to link the chemical with the fear inspiring Agent Orange is a Leftist environmental wacko trick.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#9 Jan 5, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
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2,4-D is a common broad leaf herbicide used in over 1500 commercially available herbicides today, very commonly used by farmers, urban roadside management and homeowners. It is commonly used on cereal grain fields, et.al. for broad leaf weed control. It is dependably biodegradable and does not follow into food production. Its inclusion in Agent Orange was NOT the element leading to regrettable human impact. The idiotic attempt to link the chemical with the fear inspiring Agent Orange is a Leftist environmental wacko trick.
2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (usually referred to by its abbreviation, 2,4-D) is a common systemic pesticide/herbicide used in the control of broadleaf weeds. It is one of the most widely used herbicides in the world, and is the third most commonly used herbicide in North America.[2] 2,4-D is a synthetic auxin (plant hormone), and as such it is often used in laboratories for plant research and as a supplement in plant cell culture media such as MS medium. It was a MAJOR ingredient in Agent Orange alongside its chemically similar relative, 2,4,5-T (2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid).

Poor teabagger.

Since: Nov 08

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#10 Jan 5, 2014
Obama the LIAR has LIED AGAIN!

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#11 Jan 5, 2014
Just so all the foods that use it are ID'd with that fact so I won't buy them, go ahead.
Cordwainer Trout

Elizabethtown, KY

#12 Jan 5, 2014
Wall Street Government wrote:
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2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (usually referred to by its abbreviation, 2,4-D) is a common systemic pesticide/herbicide used in the control of broadleaf weeds. It is one of the most widely used herbicides in the world, and is the third most commonly used herbicide in North America.[2] 2,4-D is a synthetic auxin (plant hormone), and as such it is often used in laboratories for plant research and as a supplement in plant cell culture media such as MS medium. It was a MAJOR ingredient in Agent Orange alongside its chemically similar relative, 2,4,5-T (2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid).
Poor teabagger.
You've your terms confused. "MAJOR" is as misleading as the original political claim of it being an Agent Orange ingredient at all. You could say that H2O (water) is a MAJOR ingredient in all pesticides and herbicides used today in America. That does not make water a poison worthy of mention, even in your moonbat world.

2,4-D is a herbicide and that's all it is. It is beneficial and biodegradable. It was not a damaging element in Orange. Defoliating enemy hiding places in Vietnam was wise and effective in killing off millions of Vietnamese and Chinese terrorists.
Jughead

Murray, KY

#14 Feb 2, 2014
"Smell That Kid, I Love That Smell, I Love The Smell of Napalm in the Morning" Apocolypse (Then) Now haha

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