GE crops meant to kill a pest have made it indestructible, warn insect experts

INSECT EXPERTS ISSUE URGENT WARNING ON USING BIOTECH SEEDS
March 9, 2012
by Dan Charles

Scientists say the corn rootworm is growing resistant to Bt corn.

For America’s agricultural biotech companies, the corn rootworm is threatening to turn into their worst nightmare.

Last year, we reported that a major insect pest, the corn rootworm, had “found a chink in the armor” of genetically engineered crops. In several different places across the corn belt, the insects have developed resistance to an inserted gene that is supposed to kill them.

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