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

"A U.S. farmer group on Tuesday dropped its opposition to efforts by Dow AgroSciences to roll out a new biotech crop system in exchange for some concessions by Dow, including help investigating any accidental crop damage."

"The deal calls for 'several new safeguards' from Dow AgroSciences related to use of a reformulated herbicide and biotech crops engineered for use with it. While other groups still oppose Dow's crop system, the agreement with the farmer group could speed regulatory approval sought by the unit of Dow Chemical.

The farmer group, called Save Our Crops, represents more than 2,000 U.S. farmers. It had filed legal petitions with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency opposing Dow's new crops and herbicide, together dubbed 'Enlist.'"

Carey Gillam reports for Reuters September 12, 2012.


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


Source: Reuters, 09/12/2012