May 29th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Rootworms, which have cost corn farmers excessive crop losses, are showing resistance to genetically modified Bt corn, leading to a rise in pesticide use and not the decline promised by biotech companies.
Read More:GMO Bt Corn Seeds Causing Rise in Pesticide Use
November 19th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Pesticide-resistant rootworms that have recently become a problem for Midwest farms growing Monsanto’s genetically modified corn are now showing tolerance to Syngenta’s GMO corn and chemicals as well, cites new research.
Read More:Rootworms Developing Cross-Resistance to Various GMO Crops & Pesticides
September 7th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
The Environmental Protection Agency now says there is “mounting evidence” that Monsanto’s genetically modified corn is losing its ability to resist insect infestations such as the Western rootworm, despite increased applications of pesticides.
Read More:EPA Acknowledges Roundup Resistant Pests; Monsanto Denies
September 2nd, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Adding to the controversy over the sustainability of genetically modified organisms comes news that some bugs are now becoming resistant to GMO corn with pesticides built into their DNA marketed by Monsanto.
Read More:Bugs Outsmart Monsanto, Adapt to GMO Corn