Pest Resistant Crops

Genetically Modified food: Pest resistance (Corn)

Corn- a type of pest resistant crop

Crop losses from the destruction of insect pests can be staggering, resulting in major financial losses for farmers and a lack of food in developing countries. Farmers usually use tons of chemical pesticides annually. Consumers do enjoy eating food that has been treated with pesticides because of potential health hazards, and run-off of agricultural wastes from the excessive use of pesticides and fertilizers can potentially poison the water supply and cause harm to the environment. Growing GM foods such as B.t. corn can help reduce the application of chemical pesticides and reduce the cost of bringing a crop to market.

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