"Agent Orange Chemical in GM War on Resistant Weeds"

"A US pharmaceutical company is set to introduce a controversial new genetically modified corn to help farmers fight resistant weeds. Dow Agrosciences says its new GM product will use a chemical that was once a component of the Vietnam war defoliant, Agent Orange."

"It is needed they say because so called 'superweeds' are now affecting up to 15 million acres of American crops."

Matt McGrath reports for BBC World Service September 18, 2012.

SEE ALSO:

"Coalition Drops Opposition to a Dow Engineered Crop" (New York Times)

"Permaculture a Viable Option as Pharmaceutical Companies Struggle to 'Tackle' Chemical Resistant Weeds" (Permaculture)

"New Herbicide-Resistant Weed Confirmed In Ohio" (CropLife)

"Dow Agrees To Safeguards for New Crops, 2,4-D Weed Killer" (Reuters)

Source: BBC, 09/20/2012