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ID number:197114
Published: 06.05.2004.
Language: English
Level: Secondary school
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Corn rootworms are tiny beetles that in there larval stage feed on root hairs, small roots and in adult stage feed on primary roots of corn. These insects are a major concern to the U.S. agricultural association as the "financial impact of corn rootworm [is] at $1 billion annually - $800 million in yield losses and $200 million in costs for insecticides" (colostate). In the recent years scientist at Monsanto have been able to come up with a solution: genetically modified corn with the rootworm resistant gene known as, YieldGard Rootworm corn. This issue was up in the air with the U.S. go…

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