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Herbicide-Resistant Insects Are Destroying GMO Crops Like Never Before – Christina Sarich

Bt corn was originally created, or so Monsanto claims, to eradicate a farming nuisance known as root worm  But as evidence from a GMO corn lab comes in, we are learning how the pests are living the lives in fields planted with GM Bt corn seed. In 2011, a cornfield planted in Iowa with Bt corn was found to be completely decimated …

Study shows how GM crops can have diminishing success fighting off insects

A new study from North Carolina State University and Clemson University finds the toxin in a widely used genetically modified (GM) crop is having little impact on the crop pest corn earworm (Helicoverpa zea) – which is consistent with predictions made almost 20 years ago that were largely ignored. The study may be a signal to pay closer attention to …