Genetically Modified Bt Crops, Part 1 – Naturistic Podcast Ep. 3

In this episode we start a two-part discussion on Bt crops (a type of genetically modified organism) with some background on crop domestication and crop pests.  

References for this episode:

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  • Whitehead SR and friends. Domestication impacts on plant–herbivore interactions: a meta-analysis. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 2017.

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