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Transgenic Insecticidal Corn: The Agronomic and Ecological Rationale for Its Use
  • Eldon E. Ortman, Purdue University
  • B. Dean Barry, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Lawrent L. Buschman, Kansas State University
  • Dennis Calvin, Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus
  • Janet Carpenter, National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy
  • Galen Dively, University of Maryland - College Park
  • John E. Foster, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Billy W. Fuller, South Dakota State University
  • Richard L Hellmich, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Randall A. Higgins, Kansas State University
  • Thomas E. Hunt, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Gary P. Munkvold, Iowa State University
  • Kenneth R. Ostlie, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • Marlin E. Rice, Iowa State University
  • Richard T. Roush, University of Adelaide
  • Mark K. Sears, University of Guelph
  • Anthony M. Shelton, Cornell University
  • Blair D. Siegfried, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Phillip E. Sloderbeck, Kansas State University
  • Kevin L. Steffey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • F. Tom Turpin, Purdue University
  • John L. Wedberg, University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Letter to the Editor
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The scientific community has examined the risks and benefits of Bt plants more than any other novel agricultural technology developed over the past two decades, as demonstrated by the vast body of literature, scientific discussions, and numerous public meetings facilitated by the EPA, the US Department of Agriculture, and the US Food and Drug Administration on this subject.We find the evidence to date supports the appropriate use of Bt corn as one component in the economically and ecologically sound management of lepidopteran corn pests.

This article is from BioScience 51 (2001): 900, doi:10.1641/0006-3568(2001)051[0900:TICTAA]2.0.C. Posted with permission.

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Eldon E. Ortman, B. Dean Barry, Lawrent L. Buschman, Dennis Calvin, et al.. "Transgenic Insecticidal Corn: The Agronomic and Ecological Rationale for Its Use" BioScience Vol. 51 Iss. 11 (2001) p. 900 - 903
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