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Bt Corn Linked To Soil Ecosystem Threat

Monsanto Bt Crops: Genetically Modified Corn Linked To Soil Ecosystem Threat
Ryan Villarreal
International Business Times, April 17 2012
Bioengineering agricultural giant Monsanto has touted the safety of genetically modified crops, but a new study has found that insecticide-containing corn can be harmful to the overall health of soil ecosystems.
Genetically modified corn has been linked to a decrease in a subterranean fungus that forms a symbiotic bond with plant roots, allowing them to draw in more nutrients and water from the surrounding soil in exchange for carbon.

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