Expect more soil insecticide used with Bt hybrids

one year ago leading insect experts issued an ‘urgent’ warning regarding the corn rootworm which had “found a chink in the armor” of genetically engineered crops through field-evolved resistance. and so, this spring, non-organic farmers – unsurprisingly – expect to use more soil insecticide with genetically modified hybrids ( which, of course, runs counter to the promise of bacillus thuringiensis gmos ). guess who makes money on both? the pesticide treadmill goes round and round and around.

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