07 Feb '12, 3pm

1 of 8 ways Monsanto fails @ sustainable ag: Its GE tech creates pesticide-resistant weeds & insects #MonsantoFail

The western corn rootworm, a GE success story under threat. Deja Vu All Over Again? Bt Resistance in the Western Corn Rootworm In August 2011, a scientist at Iowa State University published a peer-reviewed paper showing that at some locations in Iowa, rootworms (a major corn pest) had developed resistance to one of the two main types of commercialized Bt toxins engineered into Monsanto's insect-resistant corn. If this resistance spreads, it could lead to increased insecticide use. (In Bt crops, a gene from a soil bacterium that produces an insect toxin has been inserted into the crop's genetic material.) To maintain the efficacy of Monsanto’s rootworm product, the EPA requires that farmers plant some portion of their acreage with non-Bt corn. If resistant rootworms emerge from Bt fields, this “refuge” supplies non-resistant rootworms to mate with the few resistant individu...

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