GE Failures & Contaminations

Pest-resistant Bt brinjal comes under pest attack - already

GE Failures & Contaminations

Farmers now forced to spray pesticides

Bt Brinjal, introduced in the country by the government for its pest resistance, has severely been attacked by pests this season for which farmers are now forced to spray a lot of pesticides, farmers alleged.

Seeds of the genetically modified (GM) vegetable variety, which is being permitted to be cultivated at farmers' level despite huge protest from the biodiversity experts and common people, were given to farmers on January 20 this year.

WORM EVOLVES TO EAT CORN THAT WAS ENGINEERED TO KILL IT

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SUMMARY: "Nature has fought back against biotechnology, with rootworms now being able to stomach corn that was genetically modified to poison the pests."

Nature has fought back against biotechnology, with rootworms now being able to stomach corn that was genetically modified to poison the pests.

While an awe-inspiring demonstration of nature's endurance, the development could cause billions of dollars worth of damage to US crops.

MEET THE MUTANT WORM THAT'S STRONGER THAN PESTICIDES

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SUMMARY: "This is a story about bugs and food, but even deeper than that, it’s a cautionary tale about a food system owned by big agribusiness companies and how they have steamrolled regulators to increase the borders of their empires."

This is a story about bugs and food, but even deeper than that, it’s a cautionary tale about a food system owned by big agribusiness companies and how they have steamrolled regulators to increase the borders of their empires.

PESTS WORM THEIR WAY INTO GENETICALLY MODIFIED MAIZE

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SUMMARY: "Even with biotech crops, farmers still need to make use of age-old practices such as crop rotation to fight insect pests. That’s the lesson to be drawn from the latest discovery of resistance to the pest-fighting toxins added to maize — also known as corn."

Even with biotech crops, farmers still need to make use of age-old practices such as crop rotation to fight insect pests. That’s the lesson to be drawn from the latest discovery of resistance to the pest-fighting toxins added to maize — also known as corn.

USA: SURVEY FINDS GE CONTAMINATION OF ORGANIC FARMS

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SUMMARY: "New data finds that organic farmers are growing increasingly concerned with genetically engineered (GE) crops cross-pollinating and contaminating their fields. This contamination can lead to serious economic losses for organic farmers and has created tension between neighbors. The data comes at a critical time as USDA is advancing the notion that “coexistence” between GE and non-GE growers presents no problems for the organic market.

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