The billion-dollar pest: U.S. beetle is developing resistance to one of the most widely used genetically modified crops, say scientists

Source: Daily Mail

Crop pests appear to have developed resistance to an insect toxin inserted into GM corn plants.

As a result, these ‘superbugs’ are surviving efforts by farmers to kill them and so are damaging food crops on farms in the U.S.

The revelation is a blow to supporters of the technology and raises questions over whether the regime that approves and polices genetically modified crops is sufficiently rigorous.

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