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Bt-Toxin: The Rise of Pesticide Resistant Species

Posted on June 10th, 2012 by author  |  No Comments »

In the hopes of eradicating pests, biotech giant Monsanto introduced genetically modified “Bt corn” equipped with the bacteria called Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) in the late 1990s. Bt produces Bt-toxin, a pesticide that breaks open the stomachs of certain insects and kills them. Over the past decade, Monsanto’s Bt-toxin has sprouted numerous problems, including the creation […]