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Mutated pests are quickly adapting to biotech crops in unpredicted and disturbing ways

 
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Mutated pests are quickly adapting to biotech crops in unpredicted and disturbing ways
Genetically modified crops are often designed to repel hungry insects. By having toxins built into the plant itself, farmers can reduce their use of environmentally unfriendly insecticide sprays. But as any first-year evolutionary biology student can tell you, insects are like the Borg in Star Trek: they quickly adapt. And this is precisely what is happening but in ways that have startled the researchers themselves.


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Re: Mutated pests are quickly adapting to biotech crops in unpredicted and disturbing ways
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05/28/2016 12:50 PM
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Re: Mutated pests are quickly adapting to biotech crops in unpredicted and disturbing ways
So what is the tally now?

Mother Nature = 1,334,433,325,566 wins vs Humans = 0.

Maybe humans have scores some minor battles here and there but mother nature is still ahead in the overall war.
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Re: Mutated pests are quickly adapting to biotech crops in unpredicted and disturbing ways
The only way man will stop tampering with nature is for our modern world ( or the human species itself) to be wiped out. Man is pure evil.
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Re: Mutated pests are quickly adapting to biotech crops in unpredicted and disturbing ways
Zika mosquitoes springs to mind.
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Re: Mutated pests are quickly adapting to biotech crops in unpredicted and disturbing ways
The only way man will stop tampering with nature is for our modern world ( or the human species itself) to be wiped out. Man is pure evil.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 72170943


I think we as humans could live in harmony with mother nature. It will never happen simply for the fact that there is no profit in it.

Maybe greed is the greatest sin there is.





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