Rootworms Damaging Monsanto-Engineered Corn

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Via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The western corn rootworm appears to be a tough bug.

The pest is damaging crops this summer, despite farmers’ use of a Monsanto corn tailored to kill it.

The genetically modified corn, introduced by Monsanto in 2003, releases a protein that is generally toxic to the pest. Though the western rootworm typically doesn’t show up until later in the summer, it has already damaged crops in Illinois.

Read the full story from the St Louis Post-Dispatch


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