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(Wired)   Life finds a way: Worm evolves to eat corn genetically engineered to kill it   ( wired.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, corn, ecological damage, genetic modifications, biotechnology company, Bacillus thuringiensis, insecticides, agricultural science, National Academy of Sciences  
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2014-03-18 05:56:08 AM  
4 votes:

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"Toldja so!"

2014-03-18 12:20:46 AM  
3 votes:
Also: creationists can suck it, too.
2014-03-18 05:52:41 AM  
2 votes:
Well, at least it wasn't the other way around. That's when I'll start worrying.
2014-03-18 04:12:14 PM  
1 vote:

Darth Macho: So how do the worms taste? If they are at least as nutritious as corn an elegant solution may present itself.

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2014-03-18 03:00:33 PM  
1 vote:

khyberkitsune: meat0918: Post your peer reviewed science, please.

Thanks in advance.

BBC already proved it for us.

Any other questions, or do you have a budget that can top the BBC and was spent on disproving my article?

I'm cloning astro-unicorns in my basement, AND YOU CAN'T PROVE I'M NOT!
And my results are in just as many peer-reviewed scientific journals as yours.
2014-03-18 10:43:49 AM  
1 vote:
So how do the worms taste? If they are at least as nutritious as corn an elegant solution may present itself.
2014-03-18 10:15:34 AM  
1 vote:
Anyone who knows corn knows the vast majority of corn seed is hybridized seed produced on specialty farms where pollination is strictly controlled.
2014-03-18 08:49:59 AM  
1 vote:

MemeSlave: Another pop-sci evolution article.

The worm did not evolve to eat the corn, some of the worms stopped dying when they tried.  It's different.

It's almost as though the worms that were most fit to handle the change in their environment survived and reproduced while those that were less fit withered and died. Totally different.
2014-03-18 08:29:01 AM  
1 vote:

Any Pie Left: What I take away from the story is that farmers are greedy and thrifty; the proper management technique, alternating fields of Bt and non-Bt corn, would have reduced their profit per acre by some fraction, while adding some cost for buying more than one kind of seed, and perhaps having to buy and apply some conventional pesticides.  They're mostly cash-renters, not owners, on the land they farm, so they don't have the same tie to the land as a farmer that's had that property in the family for generations. They look at the field as just another kind of factory. And Monsanto lobbied the government to keep the refuge percentage guidelines low and unenforced. So, near-term profit overrides long-term common sense and care.

Yet again.

While I liked your post you read the article...

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Burn him!
2014-03-18 08:05:59 AM  
1 vote:

Molavian: log_jammin: Deathfrogg: Except that the toxins those GMO plants produce kill as many beneficial insects as harmful ones. Not to mention the fact that engineering plants to produce the same toxins used to clear the forests in Vietnam during the 1960s really doesn't seem like a good idea, considering the health effects that are still being seen more than thirty years after the fact. Children are still being born with massive birth defects, and people are still getting a hundred different types of cancers they weren't getting before the American War there.

more fear mongering and zero substance.

Also, genetically engineered food causes erectile dysfunction.

This must be the answer. Thirty years ago when I was twetny there were no problems and no GMO foods. Now look. ;D
2014-03-18 06:43:02 AM  
1 vote:

Mitch Taylor's Bro: Why do I get the feeling this is only going to lead to larger agricultural subsidies?

You don't expect Monsanto to engineer a solution for they problem they created for free do you?
2014-03-18 06:11:32 AM  
1 vote:

Deathfrogg: Peki: We're genetically engineering ourselves into a famine, polluting ourselves into a nasty weather feedback cycle, while simultaneously telling people that only the people who deserve to be poor are the ones starving and coughing in the streets.

The next 100 years is going to be very interesting.

Read: The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi. The story takes place after several generations of that.

All the super rich have done is earn themselves to be the last to starve when things go to shiat. They cause the problems, then blame the people affected by those problems for suffering the effects the problems they created. They would happily murder 2/3 of the human race rather than admit they're farking the world up.

If they did, would that not solve a lot of problems?
2014-03-18 06:09:13 AM  
1 vote:
Checkmate, evolution-deniers.
2014-03-18 05:48:04 AM  
1 vote:

Peki: The next 100 years is going to be very interesting.

I somehow doubt I'll live that long, but there is no doubt that they will be interesting.

If you look back 100 years ago, you will see great technological advancements, but you will also see fools.  In 100 years, people will look back on us and also see fools.

But hey, you've got a smart phone, right?  iTunes?  All is good?
2014-03-18 05:46:58 AM  
1 vote:
Up your corn hole, Monsanto!
2014-03-18 01:41:26 AM  
1 vote:
So, call Muad'Dib?
2014-03-18 12:51:14 AM  
1 vote:
Why do I get the feeling this is only going to lead to larger agricultural subsidies?
2014-03-18 12:44:49 AM  
1 vote:
How strict are Irish immigration policies? ;p
2014-03-18 12:20:07 AM  
1 vote:
Ha! Suck it, Syngenta!
2014-03-18 12:07:05 AM  
1 vote:
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