Source: Natural Society, by Christina Sarich
Brazilian authorities have fast-tracked numerous suicide seeds, and now Pioneer/DuPont/Dow’s genetically engineered maize 1507, which is also pending approval in the European Union, is becoming infested with pests after only three years of being approved for market in Brazil.
GM Maize 1507 was a joint creation of the biotech industry with funding from three of the biggest chemical companies under Monsanto. Made to be tolerant to glufosinate herbicides, it is a Bt crop which produces its own insecticidal protein. People exposed to this chemical have suffered gastrointestinal, neurological, cardiovascular, and/or respiratory manifestations.
One study published in the journal Crop Protection found that resistant populations of fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) have become prevalent in the federal states Bahia and Rio Grande del Sul, Brazil. Fall armyworm was already a huge maize pest in this and other countries. The resistance in fall armyworm was first noted…