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Bugs may be resistant to genetically modified corn

December 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Bugs may be resistant to genetically modified cornBy RICK CALLAHAN, Associated Press – 2 days ago
One of the nation’s most widely planted crops — a genetically engineered corn plant that makes its own insecticide — may be losing its effectiveness because a major pest appears to be developing resistance more quickly than scientists expected.

The U.S. food supply is not in any immediate danger because the problem remains isolated. But scientists fear potentially risky farming practices could be blunting the hybrid’s sophisticated weaponry.

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