Crop Biotech Update

The Trends and Future of Biotechnology Crops for Insect Pest Control

June 10, 2011

Scientists Santie DeVilliers and David Hoisington from International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropic (ICRISAT) discussed in a review the current status of insect resistant GM crops and the often raised concern that its resilience is limited and that its efficacy will be compromised by insect resistance. Aside from the benefits and risks to farmers of adopting insect resistant crops, future trends and prospects for biotechnological applications were also discussed.

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