Quickly: A short article on how Monsanto's biotech maize which is supposed to be resistant to corn root worm attack, is "losing its effectiveness".
The article is pretty vague on just why this "effectiveness" is being lost, and Monsanto are naturally trying to spin this is "small numbers, minor incidence, easily managed". But I think it's pretty obvious what is going on here, don't you?
In less than 10 years since the introduction of this GMO maize, the bugs have out evolved it. Just like we know they should. The result is that maize farmers across 5 states in the USA now have to resort to applications of the usual cocktail of pesticides in addition to using Monsanto's expensive, proprietary, GMO seed.
"Recommendations to apply insecticides to protect
transgenic Bt corn rootworm corn strikes us as a clear admission that
the Cry3Bb1 toxin is no longer providing control adequate to protect
yield," is the quote from U. Illinois scientists.
In other words, the product fails to meet the claims made for it by the supplier. This GMO corn is no longer resisting corn root worm attacks. In the rest of the world we call this a scam.
So why are Monsanto and the other pro-GMO seed companies not being called on this?