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    Dr Niels Holst: GM Maize Damages Protected Peacock Butterfly Larvae

Dr Niels Holst: GM Maize Damages Protected Peacock Butterfly Larvae

This is an important new study that concludes that the planting of Bt maize in some areas of Europe would cause increased mortality in the larvae of the protected peacock butterfly. (more…)

US Institute of Ecoystems: Bt Corn is Toxic to Water Ecosystems

This US Institute of Ecosystem Studies communicated paper shows that Bt corn byproducts, such as pollen and detritus, enters headwater streams and are subject to storage, consumption, and transport to downstream water bodies. Laboratory feeding trials showed that consumption of Bt
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    Bavarian Agriculture Institute: Bt Maize Harms Swallowtail Butterflies

Bavarian Agriculture Institute: Bt Maize Harms Swallowtail Butterflies

In this European study uptake of Bt maize pollen by European common swallowtail butterflies led to a reduced plant consumption, to a lower body weight, and to a longer development time of larvae. Effects on pupal weight and duration of the
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