Company wants to use GM insects to protect crops


Whether you like them or not, genetically modified ingredients are hard to avoid in the food supply–they’re found in most processed foods in the U.S. and elsewhere. These crops–generally things like cotton, soy, and corn–are tweaked in labs so that they’re immune to pest-killing products made by companies like Monsanto. The pesticides used on the crops can be harmful to humans, and scientists have questioned the safety of modifying crops in the first place. A British company called Oxitec has a plan to ditch pesticides and GMO crops, instead using genetic modification to eliminate the bugs that feed on certain crops like broccoli, cabbage, and fruit. What could possibly go wrong?

View the original article here: Are Genetically Modified Insects The Next Step For The GMO Industry?