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Fight Between Genetically Modified Organisms And The Bugs They Repel May Not Be Over

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September 3, 2001
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For all the promise of crops genetically modified to resist pests, the miracles of the laboratory are only good until the bugs outsmart them. Mark Whalon, a Michigan State University entomology professor, says that farmers and those marketing genetically modified seeds shouldn’t become complacent because so far there has been no documented evidence that insects have developed resistance to crops engineered to repel them.

For all the promise of crops genetically modified to resist pests, the miracles of the laboratory are only good until the bugs outsmart them.


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