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GM Crop Use Makes Minor Pests a Major Problem


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Cotton that has been genetically modified to poison an insect pest can cause a massive increase in the number of other insects.

“Bt cotton” is genetically modified to produce a toxin from the bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) that is deadly to the bollworm. More than 4 million hectares of Bt cotton are now grown in China.


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