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SEVERAL INSECTS... While pesticide-producing plants are being offered as an alternative to spraying pesticides, they will in fact create the need for more pesticides since pests are rapidly evolving resistance to genetically engineered Bt crops. The widespread use of Bt containing crops could accelerate the development of insect pest resistance to Bt which is also used topically for organic pest control. Already eight

tobacco budworm

HAVE MORPHED DUE TO MONSANTO

populations, this kind of exposure could lead to selection for resistance, in all stages of the insect pest, on all parts of the plant, for the entire season. Due to this risk of pest resiscontinued on page 53

Indian meal moth

species of insects have developed resistance to Bt toxins, either in the field or in the laboratory, this includes the diamond back moth, Indian meal moth, tobacco budworm, Colorado potato beetle and two species of mosquitoes. The genetically engineered Bt crops continuously express the Bt toxin throughout its growing season. Long term exposure to Bt toxins promotes development of resistance in insect

Diamond back moth

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