Part 2 of our discussion on genetically modified Bt crops focusing on pros and cons and the evolution of insect resistance.
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References for this episode:
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- Carrière Y and friends. Crop rotation mitigates impacts of corn rootworm resistance to transgenic Bt corn. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2020.
- van Klink R and friends. Meta-analysis reveals declines in terrestrial but increases in freshwater insect abundances. Science. 2020.
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