GM maize not harmful to environment, study suggests

24.02.2014

Sci Dev

Published 24 February 2014

Contrary to the concern that genetically modified (GM) maize may have adverse impacts on biodiversity, a new study in South Africa indicates that it has no negative effects on the environment.

GM maize has been engineered to produce a toxin that kills specific target pests when they feed on the leaves of the plant. Farmers do not need to apply insecticides against stalk borer pests of maize because the plant is able to protect itself.

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