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Monsanto GM Corn in Peril: Beetle Develops Bt-resistance, by Rady Ananda

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Image uploaded from a quicklink Nature herself may be the best opponent of genetically modified crops and pesticides. Not only plants, but insects are also developing resistance. The Western rootworm beetle -- one of the most serious threats to corn -- has developed resistance to Monsanto's Bt-corn, and entire crops are being lost....Two-thirds of all US corn is genetically modified per the USDA, and the bulk of that is Bt-corn. Monsanto has the biggest market share in the US, reporting about 35% in 2009. {Pictured is the beetle Diabrotica virgifera virgifera - the Western rootworm beetle - which has developed resistance to the Bt protein.}

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