genetically modified corn

National Debate Ongoing
11:19 am
Thu November 13, 2014

GMO Labeling Continues to Stumble on Ballots

Proponents of GMO labeling in Colorado were able to gather more than 170,000 signatures to put the question on the ballot.
Credit Luke Runyon/Harvest Public Media

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.

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Most Soybeans GMO Too
9:19 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Acres of GMO Corn Nearly Doubled in a Decade

The USDA reports that 93 percent of the corn planted in the United States contains a genetically modified trait.
Credit Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media

More than 90 percent of U.S. field corn is genetically modified, according to data recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Corn Rootworm
10:26 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Researchers Say Pest Developing Resistance to Bt Corn

Corn Rootworm Beetles
Photo from the University of Nebraska

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.

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