Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Endemic short-termism and Bt corn in the United States

Courtesy of wired. 

That's what happens, ladies and gentlemen, when you chase profits without listening to scientists. Rootworms are back and they're more resistant to Bt corn than ever. And it could have easily been avoided  - by avoiding constant corn monoculture and creating "refuges" of non-Bt corn, Rootworms could have been reduced over the long term. And they didn't even let the scientists take a look at it until it was too late!

Now it's back to insecticides and environmental pollution. And so much for the money, too.

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