|By George (George) on Friday, March 15, 2002 - 01:28 pm: Edit|
"Monsanto's new crop is genetically engineered to resist the destructive larvae of a certain corn rootworm pest. The corn plant is designed to express a naturally occurring pesticide known as Bacillus thuringiensis kumamotoensis, the USDA said."
"Last month, a National Academies of Science report urged the USDA to tighten its reviews of potential environmental effects of new biotech crops before approving them for commercial use. The independent science panel said the USDA's environmental assessments were "superficial" and that the department failed to check the impact of new gene-spliced crops after they were put on the market."
Article from Reuters
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