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Makers Of GMO Seeds Say More Farmers Evading EPA Rules – Go Organic!

February 16, 2012 by  
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: “Makers of genetically modified seeds say more farmers evading EPA rules” @ < http://wapo.st/zhdyWA >

Article Excerpt: “Monsanto Co. and other seedmakers reported a threefold increase last year in U.S. farmers caught violating rules intended to stop insects from developing resistance to genetically modified corn.

The rules affect farmers planting seeds modified to produce a toxin derived from Bacillus thuringiensis, or Bt, a natural insecticide. The Environmental Protection Agency requires those growers to also plant an adjacent area — a so-called refuge — of non-Bt corn so that bugs feed on both types of corn and don’t become immune to the toxin.” (bloomberg via washpost)

 

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