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Worm Evolves to Eat Biotech Corn

Post by ooptec on March 22nd 2014, 5:59 pm

One of agricultural biotechnology’s great success stories may become a cautionary tale of how short-sighted mismanagement can squander the benefits of genetic modification.

After years of predicting it would happen — and after years of having their suggestions largely ignored by companies, farmers and regulators — scientists have documented the rapid evolution of corn rootworms that are resistant to Bt corn.

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2014/03/rootworm-resistance-bt-corn/

But is always this drawback to health

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/gmo-dangers/65-health-risks/5notes


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Post by Sweetened on March 23rd 2014, 8:28 am

I was so incredibly happy the first time I heard about the GM resistant Corn Worm, until I heard biotech's rebuttal of spraying the fields with actual agent orange. You know, because that's proven safe. Mother nature just needs time, she'll figure out how to get rid of it and change with the times to make the growth of GM's difficult, if not impossible.

I am very anti GMO, and as of recently, moreso due to some health issues that seem to worsen if I eat 'prefabbed' food (almost always containing gmo's).

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Post by Fowler on March 23rd 2014, 9:14 am

It was only a matter of time. They were fools if they thought they could control all variables.

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