Limits Sought on GMO Corn as Pest Resistance Grows

March 9, 2015 4:14 PM

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Limits Sought on GMO Corn as Pest Resistance Grows

U.S. regulators for the first time are proposing limits on the planting of some genetically engineered corn to combat a voracious pest that has evolved to resist the bug-killing crops, a potential blow to makers of biotech seeds.

The measures proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency represent a bold step to thwart the corn rootworm, a bug that ranks among the most expensive crop threats to U.S. corn farmers.

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