• Physical Science
    chance of a low infestation year. 2. What might happen if Bt corn affects non-target organisms such as beneficial insects or harmless insects? BT corn is much safer than spraying insecticide on the crop. Sprays kill all insects they contact, but BT only...
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  • Lab Assignment
    . Question #3: What might happen if BT corn affects non-target organisms such as beneficial insects or harmless insects? Question #4: What might happen if ECB became resistant to BT? Control failure may occur thus reaching infestation levels, and growers could permanently lose BT corn and BT...
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  • My Doc
    . Question #3: What might happen if Bt corn affects non-target organisms such as beneficial insects or harmless insects? Question #4: What might happen if ECB became resistant to Bt? Question #5: Discuss possible benefits and drawbacks of a transgenic organism such as Bt corn? Question...
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  • Dependent and Independent Variables
    corn. He would also profit because of the insects not being able to eat his crop. 3. What might happen if Bt corn affects non-target organisms such as beneficial insects or harmless insects? If bt corn were to affect the beneficial insects then that may mean that the crop may not grow...
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  • What Effect Do the Different Levels of Ecb Infestation of the Bt and Non-Bt Corn Have on the Yields?
    lowest yield weight (163 g-BT123, and 163 g-Superharvest) in that case he will always loose financially. The average of non-Bt corn (Golden Crop) is 184.73 which give us an insignificant difference, approximately 2 g between BT146 and Golden Crop. * What might happen if Bt corn affects non-target...
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  • Genetically Modified Crops
    to create buffer zones around fields of GM crops27, 28, 29. For example, non-GM corn would be planted to surround a field of B.t. GM corn, and the non-GM corn would not be harvested. Beneficial or harmless insects would have a refuge in the non-GM corn, and insect pests could be allowed to destroy...
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  • Gm Crops
    create buffer zones around fields of GM crops27, 28, 29. For example, non-GM corn would be planted to surround a field of B.t. GM corn, and the non-GM corn would not be harvested. Beneficial or harmless insects would have a refuge in the non-GM corn, and insect pests could be allowed to destroy the non...
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  • Bt-Corn
    genetically modified for protection. This insect-resistant corn is the new Bt-corn and contains genetic material from the donor organism, a bacterium. Bacillus thuringiensis contains a protein that kills the larvae of Ostrinia nubilalis, European corn borers, but is harmless to other insects (Bessin...
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  • Gm Food
    . Bt crops indirectly affect beneficial insects. Swiss researchers have shown that green lacewings, beneficial predatory insects, suffered a higher death rate and delayed development when fed European corn borers which had eaten Bt corn compared with lacewings fed borers given non-Bt corn.51 HUMAN...
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  • Genetically Modified Food: Panacea or Poison
    it for years as an insect spray because when B.T exists outside the plant it is soon broken down by the sun and it’s known to be harmless to humans” (08:08). This arouses the idea that what if the BT gets into the plant, because BT is toxic and corn becomes extremely deadly for insects, what effect...
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  • Population Hunger
    on genetically modified goods, 2009). One environmental hazard to consider includes unintended harm to other organisms. Although Bt corn helps to kill pests that harm the crop, it is not possible to design a Bt toxin that would only kill crop-damaging pests and remain harmless to other insects...
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  • Bt Cotton
    end up in our food and water [through run off]. This is extremely beneficial to the environment as it does not kill all insects, but targets the most harmful ones. As useful Bt Cotton is to humans it can potentially change an ecosystem. Since the toxin in the cotton is targeted at pests, all...
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  • Earth Science
    United States. The big question was why the EPA had not addressed the threat to monarchs before approval of Bt corn. From a scientific standpoint, it is not surprising that a toxin aimed at the European corn borer (moth larvae) would also affect the larvae of the monarch butterfly. The tests...
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  • Gm Food
    affects animals like insects. Thirdly, GM crops change gene of other non-target organisms. In conclusion, planting GM food is hazard to environment. GM crops are being made to resistance their natural enemies. However, after days and days, insects become resistance to these toxins inside GM crops...
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  • Genetically Modified Organism
    reversible or irreversible. The effect of GMOs on the non-target organisms is one of the great short-term risks of GMOs. The Bt corn that was created to be insect resistant by producing Bt toxins to specifically kill lepidopterans, may kill other members of this order that would consume the Bt corn...
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  • Genetically Modified Foods
    are expected to also affect the ecosystem and humans negatively. Two specific examples of GM soybeans and corn are currently in the forefront in this controversial and unresolved issue. “Genetic modification is any change in the heritable traits of an organism achieved by intentional...
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  • Transgenic Bt Cotton
    impacts on non-target insect species has been conducted. Testing was conducted with the Bt protein due to its insecticidal properties. A large amount of testing has been conducted on the sprayable Bt products with demonstrated safety to non-target organisms. These results were confirmed for Bt cotton...
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  • Genetically Modified Organisms
    cotton, corn, and potatoes used a gene from the bacterium, Bacius Thuringensis which produces a natural insecticide called Bt. In India a study was done where two crops were grown one using Bt. cotton and the other non-Bt cotton which shown a 30-80% increase in crop yield from the GM crop. With this...
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  • Negative Effects of Gm Foods
    Biotech Foods Safe to Eat? http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/are-biotech-foods-safe-to-eat O’Callaghan, Maureen, Glare, Travis R., Burgess, Elizabeth and Malone, Louise A.(2005). Effects of Plants Genetically Modified for Insect Resistance on Non- target organisms http...
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  • production of genetically modified crops
    plants, as might occur in relation to chemical herbicides and insecticides, the potential for modified genes to spread into wild relatives which then become pests, and detrimental impacts on beneficial organisms especially insects. As pointed out in the section above, the development of crops with...
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