Posts Tagged ‘bt toxin’

GM Corn Showing Diminishing Impact On Controlling Insect Pest

One of the main objectives of cultivating GM crops is better pest control. The crops are genetically modified in order to create toxins that can guard them against insect pests. Others are genetically modified to withstand the effects of being bombarded by powerful herbicides. In both cases, GM crops stand to be better than traditional […]

Pest Developing Resistance To GMO Corn

Genetically modified corn has become a primary crop in the US. Nearly a majority of plantations for corn make use of GMO corn engineered to carry the Bt toxin. This toxin has proven to control many harmful pests of the crop while reducing the need for chemical insecticides. But a recent study indicates that certain […]

GM Food Linked To Leukemia

A new study indicates that genetically modified food may be possibly linked to the development of leukemia in animal models. Biopesticides that are engineered into GM crops known as Bacillus Thuringensis (Bt) or Cry-toxins may play a role in the development of blood abnormalities such as anemia or other blood-related malignancies such as leukemia. The […]

Insect Resistance To Bt Toxins Increasing In Insect Resistant GM Crops

While biotech companies are trying to extol the many benefits of using GM crops to many farmers, there seems to be a growing concern of its long term effects and for what it may possibly do to the environment at large. For example, scientists have recently conducted an insect resistance review of insects to Bt […]

Harmful Bt Toxin Found In Human Blood

The current problem most of the people have with genetically modification of plants and other organisms seems to be base on the level of safety they offer. It seems that more people are quite doubtful that what biotech companies have already developed in terms of GM plants and organisms remain safe and do not pose […]