Archive for February 13th, 2008

Pest Developing Resistance to GM Crops

There is a news item from The Independent that says a certain kind of insect pest have been showing signs of developing resistance to GM crops modified to kill them. in a scientific study done by researchers from the University of Arizona found that an insect pest has recently developed a resistance to a built-in toxin gene that was genetically inserted into a genetically modified cotton crop. The purpose of the toxin gene in the GM cotton was to kill and control the said insect pest. This disco…