Thursday, March 20, 2014

Corn Rootworms Were Supposed to Die, Now They Eat GMOs For Breakfast

Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

The issue of corn-destroying rootworms becoming resistant to the very crops designed to kill them - isn't breaking news. Not only was it predicted before the advent of commercialized genetically engineered crops, but it's been an ongoing problem.

Apparently, it's become such a tipping point recently, that it's finally starting to turn heads in the mainstream corporate media. Or at least they have finally taken heed of a new study on March 17th, that confirms corn rootworm resistance.

The type of biotechnology we're talking about here is Bt corn with the "pesticide" donor gene Bacillus thuringiensis already built in so that there isn't much need to spray chemical pesticides. Bugs eat the living biocide (which is a gene from a soil bacterium) - their stomachs are destroyed - they keel over. Well, that was the original gist of it.