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A government-funded research project using insects to genetically modify crops could trigger a ‘biological arms race,’ scientists warn
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to genetically modify crops using virus-carrying insects. Darpa says this would protect crops from droughts, floods, and frost. Some scientists and lawyers, however, say the Insect Allies program could be engineered to kill plants instead.
Bayer has won approval in the US to buy agricultural giant Monsanto. But many farmers are worried about what the consolidation might mean for them.
There's finally a study that tries to actually parse out the effects neonicotinoids have on bees in the wild.
More than a third of the world's food goes uneaten.