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Bt plants: unintended impact on non-target organisms

In different cultivation regions, different non-target organisms come into contact with genetically modified Bt plants and the Bt toxin they produce. Do we need separate research for each crop and the non-target organisms that might be affected by it? Is it possible to develop suitable standard tests that can be applied effectively and still delivery comprehensive, reliable results? This discussion has already begun in the field of biological safety research. An interview with Angelika Hilbeck and Jörg Romeis, two scientists that work on risk assessments of Bt maize.

This article can also be found in Feed Tech magazine Volume 10 number 10. To view this article on-line click on the pdf link below.

Keywords: GMO crops, Bt maize, Bt corn, Monarch butterfly,

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