Statement from Dow AgroSciences

'The Dr. Oz Show' reached out to Dow Chemical Company regarding their upcoming Enlist Duo Herbicide being released by their subsidiary Dow AgroScience. This was their response.

Statement from Dow AgroSciences

The EnlistTM Weed Control System was created to address the needs of the modern agricultural industry as farmers today struggle to control weeds that impact the food supply, while respecting the safety of both people and the environment.  Products such as Enlist are evaluated by world-class regulatory agencies including the EPA, FDA and USDA.  For this technology, the EPA has utilized decades of peer-reviewed studies for the foundation chemistry, and acknowledged this product has made significant scientific advancements.  After more than a decade of scientific advancements to help reduce drift and improve crop performance, and pending all regulatory approvals, our product will provide farmers with a solution that combines both new seeds and an innovative herbicide to provide the weed control they urgently need in a sustainable manner.

4 Steps to Shedding Your Pandemic Pounds

Forgive yourself, and start walking toward a healthier you.

For those of you who have put on the Pandemic Pounds or added several new COVID Curves, you are not alone. Alarmingly, the American Psychological Association has recently published that almost half of all adults in their survey now have a larger physique. In fact, 42% of people reported gaining roughly 15 pounds (the average published was surprisingly 29 pounds but that included outliers) over the past year. Interestingly, 20% of adults in this survey lost about 12 pounds (I am surely not in this group). Clearly, there is a relationship between stress and weight change. In addition, one in four adults disclosed an increase in alcohol consumption, and 67% of participants distressingly revealed that they have new sleeping patterns.

This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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