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Monsanto Decimates Their Credibility

Corn

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  • Farmers plant Monsanto’s Bt corn because it contains a built-in pesticide that kills certain insects when they eat it, but now the corn rootworm is developing resistance
  • Regions across the US Midwest are experiencing severe damage from the resistant corn rootworm in Bt corn crops
  • Reduced insecticide use has been touted as one of the significant benefits of GM crops like Bt corn, but insecticide use is now increasing as farmers attempt to save their failing Bt crops from pests
  • Not only is Bt corn producing resistant "super-pests," researchers have also found that the Bt toxin can be transfered to humans and may wreak havoc on your health

By Dr. Mercola

Monsanto’s “Bt corn” is equipped with a gene from the soil bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), which produces Bt toxin—a pesticide that breaks open the stomach of certain insects and kills them.


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