Iowa State Study: Rootworm Resists Genetically Modified Corn


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A recently published study from Iowa State University found that corn-destroying rootworms have evolved to be resistant to the Bt corn engineered to kill them.

Bt stands for Bacillus thuringiensis, the name of the genetically modified corn’s “donor” organism. Bt corn accounted for three-quarters of all corn planting in 2013.

To read an abstract of the study, click here.

 

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