Wednesday, June 12, 2013

GMOs leading to higher pesticide use?

This isn't going to end well:


Rootworms, which have cost corn farmers excessive crop losses, are showing resistance to genetically modified Bt corn, leading to a rise in pesticide use and not the decline promised by biotech companies (...)  (A)fter Bt corn began hitting the market, pesticide use initially decreased. “Bt crops reduced insecticide use by 10-12 million pounds annually in the period from 1996 to 2011.” But for Bt corn farmers today, things have changed...(READ MORE)


1 Comments:

At June 13, 2013 at 8:56 AM , Blogger jean said...

Will they never learn : ( More bad health on the way.

 

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