US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) new report on Monsanto’s failings

It seems that Monsanto’s Bt corn is failing to do its job: rootworms have developed resistance to it. ¬†Worse, according to a Report from the EPA, Nov 22 (quoted by Tom Philpott in Mother Jones):¬†Monsanto has been receiving reports of possible resistance since 2004 – the year after the product’s release – when it got 21 such complaints nationwide. The number of reports ballooned to 94 in 2006 and has been hovering at around 100 per year since. And guess what? “Monsanto reported that none of their follow-up investigations resulted … in finding resistant populations [of rootworms].”

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