Save Monarch Butterflies From DOW’S CHEMICAL!

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Dow Chemical Monarch Risk

The Monarch is the most famous North American butterfly. Its wings feature an easily recognizable orange and black pattern, with a wingspan of 8.9–10.2 cm (3½–4 in) but it is most well-know for its spectacular migration when it covers thousands of miles, in vast numbers, with a corresponding multi-generational return North. But Monarch populations are crashing from nearly 1 billion butterflies 20 years ago to just 57 million last winter.

The skyrocketing use of glyphosate, one of the key components in Dow’s new ‘Enlist Duo’ herbicide system, has already led to a massive decline of milkweed, a key factor in the collapse of monarch populations, and there is now a major concern given the expected further decimation of milkweed under the use of Enlist.

In addition there are potentially huge implications for human health too as the power of the new herbicide systems have been effectively ramped up to counter the failure of the preceding generation of chemicals. In fact, Dow’s ‘new’ Enlist also includes 2,4-D, one of the two major ingredients of Agent Orange, in an apparent admission that newer, ‘safer’ herbicides are now failing and the industry must revert to poisons that are known to be extremely dangerous to human health and were under a gradual process of elimination until now.

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