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The stacked corn traits farmers pay big bucks for aren't keeping rootworms from munching on their favorite food.

But, on the positive side, genetically modified corn stops another pest, corn borers, in its tracks, and the technology produces towering plants that produce excellent yields, said University of Illinois entomologists Mike Gray and Kevin Steffey.

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2007/07/12/the_root_of_the_issue_corn_yields
 

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ladycat said:
The stacked corn traits farmers pay big bucks for aren't keeping rootworms from munching on their favorite food.

But, on the positive side, genetically modified corn stops another pest, corn borers, in its tracks, and the technology produces towering plants that produce excellent yields, said University of Illinois entomologists Mike Gray and Kevin Steffey.

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2007/07/12/the_root_of_the_issue_corn_yields
My philosophy is that if food isn't edible by bugs, it isn't edible by me. I can't remember the last time I had an ear of corn that I didn't have to de-worm before eating. Fine by me. They can keep their FrankenFood.

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My philosophy is that if food isn't edible by bugs, it isn't edible by me.
Me too.

Reminds me of when I tried to feed leftover cornbread (Jiffy Cornbread mix) to my chickens several times. They would not touch it for anything. These are chickens that drink mud water and eat styrofoam (ate my faucet covers!) and fight over slugs.
I figured it must be really bad for those chickens to not eat it! We have never eaten it since.
 
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