Latest Transgenic maize Stories
The furry-looking insects start their development smaller than the head of a pin, but the caterpillars soon develop an appetite for cotton as big as the crop.
Crop specialists in Kenya and Uganda have laid the groundwork for confined field trials to commence later this year for new varieties of maize genetically modified to survive recurrent droughts that threaten over 300 million Africans for whom maize is life.
Transgenic corn's resistance to pests has benefitted even non-transgenic corn, a new study led by scientists from the University of Minnesota shows.
Widespread planting of genetically modified Bt corn throughout the Upper Midwest has suppressed populations of the European corn borer, a major insect pest of corn, with the majority of the economic benefits going to growers who do not plant Bt corn.
Transgenic corn's suppression of the European corn borer has saved Midwest farmers billions of dollars in the past decade, reports a new study in Science.
A group of agricultural scientists reported in today's issue of the journal Science that corn that has been genetically engineered to produce insect-killing proteins isolated from the soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) provides significant economic benefits even to neighboring farmers who grow non-transgenic varieties of corn.
ST. LOUIS, June 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Responding to U.S. corn farmers' requests to simplify insect resistance management, Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today that it has submitted for registration to the U.S.
Since 1996, crop plants genetically modified to produce bacterial proteins that are toxic to certain insects, yet safe for people, have been planted on more than 200 million hectares worldwide.
Amidst growing concerns of global food shortages, scientists continue to push the frontiers of genetically modified foods in an attempt to head off the looming crisis.
On Monday, agricultural ministers from the European Union announced that they would not give official approval to allow the importation and use of genetically-enhanced strains of corn from the US.
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