MONSANTO BITTEN BY BUGS - BT CORN SUCCUMBS TO RESISTANT WORMS


EXCERPT FROM:
http://www.grist.org/industrial-agriculture/2011-12-13-the-bugs-that-ate-monsanto



"... the EPA confirms many anti-GMO activists' deepest fears. The report "officially" found evidence that corn rootworms, a major pest for corngrowers, have grown resistant to Bt in several states; even worse, that resistance is strong enough that EPA scientists are insisting the company implement a "remedial action plan." In addition, the report criticizes Monsanto for missing the rise of the rootworm resistance problem via its faulty monitoring system."


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EVEN TODAY, LAWMAKERS IN WASHINGTON ARE STRIVING TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR CORPORATIONS LIKE MONSANTO TO DETERMINE AND PROVIDE THEIR OWN QUALITY CONTROL AND TESTING PROTOCOLS, SO THE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS WE TAXPAYERS ARE FUNDING WON'T HAVE TO BE INVOLVED.

"...Bill Freese, a policy expert with the Center for Food Safety (CFS), told Truthout that the NEPA pilot gives already powerful biotech companies too much influence over the review process. ~~ "It's the equivalent of letting BP do their own Environmental Assessment of a new [oil] rig," Freese said..."

http://www.truth-out.org/under-industry-pressure-usda-works-speed-approval-monsantos-genetically-engineered-crops/1323453319