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There was a great interview on NHPR this morning of Gary Hirshberg, who is stepping down today as CEO of Stonyfield Farm. Hirshberg is going to focus more on his campaign to convince the government to require food producers to identify genetically engineered ingredients in food. The interview is definitely worth a listen. But if you don’t have time for that, his most convincing argument is about how GE crops are used in conjunction with huge amounts of chemical herbicides (for surpressing weeds). I was shocked to learn that Dow Chemical has even applied for permission to sell a new GE corn to be planted in conjunction with 2,4-D, a major component of Agent Orange. You can find more information (including a petition to the FDA) at http://justlabelit.org/.

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