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A corn plant genetically modified by Monsanto (MON) to resist rootworms is now falling prey to...

A corn plant genetically modified by Monsanto (MON) to resist rootworms is now falling prey to the same evolved insects, according to a Iowa State University study. Monsanto disputes concerns that biotech crops could produce resistant "superbugs," saying its rootworm corn seed lines are 99% successful.
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  • Richard Mackenzie
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    Our long feared bugaboo may be coming to pass. Once these GM seeds become too popular, the worlds' corn crops will lack sufficient genetic diversity, and a single new strain of something bad might spread like wildfire through the worlds' crop of that year, leaving us all starved to death.
    The solution is obvious. Move to another planet.
    29 Aug 2011, 07:51 AM Reply Like
  • The Patriot
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    Same is true of antibiotics.
    29 Aug 2011, 09:01 AM Reply Like
  • Financial Insights
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    Absolutely true.
    29 Aug 2011, 08:03 AM Reply Like
  • PrestonAlex
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    Let's see how those 99% of unaffected acres fare once the rootworm spreads...
    29 Aug 2011, 10:47 AM Reply Like
  • pirgnori
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    Does this stock now have a future, or is it downward from here, thanks to the rootworm issue?
    29 Aug 2011, 11:53 PM Reply Like
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