For all the decades that the Bt has been used judiciously and strategically by organic farmers no resistance has ever been developed by the targeted insects. Within 4 years of the introduction of so called Bt GMO corn into South Africa widespread resistance by the targeted African stalk borer developed in epidemic proportions in every single irrigation scheme across the country.
Have you heard GMO supporters say that Bt toxins are used in organic farming and they are safe? Organic farming use of Baccillus thuringiensis (Bt), a soil dwelling bacteria, bears no relationship to how Bt is used in genetic engineering in GMO crops. Even Monsanto's own data show that it's not safe. A re-analysis of Monsanto data found kidney & liver toxicity in rats fed GMO corn. Other studies show that natural Bt toxin has ill effects on laboratory animals, producing a potent immune response and enhancing the immune response to other substances. Have you heard enough?
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#gmo #bttoxin #baccillusThuringiensis #Btcorn #smartstax #gmofreeusa — with Elizabeth Mazza. …read more