An effort to label genetically modified foods in Colorado has failed to garner enough support, following a national trend of statewide GMO labeling ballot measures facing uphill battles.
More than 90 percent of U.S. field corn is genetically modified, according to data recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Insect scientists say federal regulators need to take action against a growing pest problem in biotech corn.
They say corn rootworm has started to become resistant to Monsanto’s Bt corn, which is genetically engineered to resist the damaging and costly pest.
The 22 scientists expressed their concerns in a letter sent to EPA last week.