07 Feb '12, 4pm

1 of 8 ways Monsanto fails @ sustainable ag: Blocking independent research prevents informed policies #MonsantoFail

1 of 8 ways Monsanto fails @ sustainable ag: Blocking independent research prevents informed policies #MonsantoFail

A study about the effect of Bt corn in caddisfly diet brought a response that "went through the jugular," according to one of its authors. The GE Research "Battlefield"—and the Need to Keep It Open Research about biotechnology arouses passions on both sides of the issue. A September 2009 Nature article , aptly titled "Battlefield," tells the story of a Loyola University (Chicago) stream ecologist and her colleagues. Their 2007 study suggested that beneficial insects suffered negative effects from feeding on leaves and stalks of Monsanto’s insecticidal Bt corn. While many scientists voiced their support for the quality of the research in the study, others attacked it fiercely—in one case even leveling a charge of possible scientific misconduct. While the Nature article is careful to note that there is no reason to assume that the criticisms were connected to Monsanto, the c...

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