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Genetically Modified Bt Crops, Part 2 – Naturistic Podcast Ep. 4

Part 2 of our discussion on genetically modified Bt crops focusing on pros and cons and the evolution of insect resistance.

Thumbnail photo by Jim Buckman

References for this episode:

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  • Dively GP and friends. Regional pest suppression associated with widespread Bt maize adoption benefits vegetable growers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2018. 
  • Domingo JL. Safety assessment of GM plants: An updated review of the scientific literature. Food and chemical toxicology. 2016.
  • Carriere Y and friends. Evolutionary ecology of insect adaptation to Bt crops. Evolutionary Applications. 2010.
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  • Meihls LN and friends. Increased survival of western corn rootworm on transgenic corn within three generations of on-plant greenhouse selection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2008.
  • 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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