Archive for January 28th, 2009

GM Cotton Plants Found to Curb Pests in Nearby Crops

Cotton accounts for over 10% of all pesticide use and 25% of insecticide use in the world. However, as more weeds and insects become resistant to these chemicals, farmers need more pesticides and insecticides. This is a perfect formula for health, environmental, and socio-economic disaster. Scientists have found a potential solution for this looming catastrophe: genetically modifying cotton crops.Genetically modifying cotton cropsScientists have successfully engineered cotton crops. Most genetic…