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How Genetically Modified Corn Is Creating Super Worms

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The EPA is launching a review of one of Monsanto's corn strains engineered to produce the natural pesticide Bt. Root worms exposed to the corn's toxin seem to have become immune to it, breeding an unprecedented colony of superworms that are bound to spread throughout the entire Midwest. Meanwhile, Monsanto recently released a new sweet corn variety containing the Bt pesticide. For the first time, Monsanto will market this corn as fresh produce. Although Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and General Mills have refused to carry the corn, Walmart will start stocking the GM sweet corn in the coming months, without any label to let consumers know what they are buying.

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