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GMO cotton has less defenses against secondary pests

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Unintended consequences of GMO cotton, it protects against primary pests but is weaker against secondary pests.

New research from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) has found that genetically modified Bt cotton crops, which contain the Bt toxin poisonous to the primary enemies of cotton, have considerably weaker defenses against their secondary enemies, such as aphids, as a result.

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