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Archive for July 14th, 2014

Rootworm Beetle Can Now Eat GMO Corn Designed to eradicate It

Western corn rootworm beetles in the United States have grown immune to biotech crops that were originally designed to target the pests. The genetically modified organism (GMO) seeds, often referred to as Bt corn, were introduced in 1996—yet the rapid pace at which the insect has grown resistant has scientists and farmers worried. Wired magazine […]

July 14th, 2014
Topic: Beetles Tags: , , , ,

SOUTHERN DISTRICTS IN AUSTRALIA ARE SET FOR A LONG DRY DRAUGHT

Bracing for dry winters: Farm land in central Victoria. Southern Australia has been warned to brace for more dry winters as a new study links the drying trend of the past few decades to human-induced changes in the atmosphere. The US study found that southern Australia is drying out because human activity has changed the […]

July 14th, 2014
Topic: DROUGHTS FLOODS Tags: , , , ,