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WCR resistance confirmed in three more Illinois counties | Ag Professional

With the addition of three more counties, a total of five Illinois counties have now reported confirmed cases of field-evolved resistance to Bt corn (Cry3Bb1 protein) by western corn rootworm, and a University of Illinois entomologist said now is the time to move forward aggressively with integrated pest management (IPM) strategies.
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Lyme Disease While Breastfeeding: Twice the Tick-borne Terror | Yahoo! Voices

Living in an area where Lyme disease is common, I'd heard a lot about it. Despite all the chatter, I never worried until I was diagnosed. Then I panicked. But I wasn't scared for myself; I was terrified I'd pass the disease to the infant I was breastfeeding.

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A PhD Less Ordinary | UANews

A PhD Less Ordinary | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

They study insects to build better robots, work with psychologists to develop more effective ways to learn a foreign language, or grow tiny wires inside living cells to produce smaller circuits.

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Western agricultural scientist touts GMO safety, benefits | Truth About Trade & Technology (Blog)

GMO crops provide the same nutrition, or possibly more, than conventionally-grown (non-GMO) crops, says Shane Burgess, dean of the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. I am a strong proponent of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) as...

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Voracious Worm Evolves To Eat Biotech Corn Engineered To Kill It | Infinite Unknown (Blog)

Voracious Worm Evolves To Eat Biotech Corn Engineered To Kill It | Infinite Unknown (Blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

One of agricultural biotechnology’s great success stories may become a cautionary tale of how short-sighted mismanagement can squander the benefits of genetic modification.

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Voracious Worm Evolves to Eat Biotech Corn Engineered to Kill It | Cornucopia Institute

Voracious Worm Evolves to Eat Biotech Corn Engineered to Kill It | Cornucopia Institute | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Wired by Brandon Keim Credit: Tom Hlavaty One of agricultural biotechnology’s great success stories may become a cautionary tale of how short-sighted mismanagement can squander the benefits of genetic modification.

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Entomologists update definitions to tackle resistance to biotech crops and pesticides | Bio Fuel Daily

Entomologists update definitions to tackle resistance to biotech crops and pesticides | Bio Fuel Daily | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
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Resistance to pesticides has now been recorded in nearly a thousand pest species, including more than 500 insects, 218 weeds, and 190 fungi that attack plants. The recorded cases of resistance in in
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Definitions for terms related to resistance to pesticides updated | AgProfessional

Five entomologists from the University of Arizona and Michigan State University updated definitions for 50 key terms related to resistance in a new article in the Journal of Economic Entomology.
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Entomologists update definitions to tackle resistance to biotech crops and pesticides | Bright Surf

Resistance to pesticides has now been recorded in nearly a thousand pest species, including more than 500 insects, 218 weeds, and 190 fungi that attack plants.
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Entomologists Update Resistance Definitions | Entomology Society of America

Resistance to pesticides has now been recorded in nearly a thousand pest species, including more than 500 insects, 218 weeds, and 190 fungi that attack plants. The recorded cases of resistance in insects, mites and other arthropods, which include resistance to multiple pesticides per species, more than doubled from 5,141 in 1990 to 11,254 in 2013. A first step in tackling this growing global problem is establishing a common vocabulary, because the current jumble of terms fosters confusion among scientists in academia, industry and government. 

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Entomologists update definitions to tackle resistance to biotech crops and pesticides | Science Codex

Resistance to pesticides has now been recorded in nearly a thousand pest species, including more than 500 insects, 218 weeds, and 190 fungi that attack plants. The recorded cases of resistance in insects, mites and other arthropods, which include resistance to multiple pesticides per species, more than doubled from 5,141 in 1990 to 11,254 in 2013. A first step in tackling this growing global problem is establishing a common vocabulary, because the current jumble of terms fosters confusion among scientists in academia, industry and government. 

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The Realities of GMO and Petro-chemical Agriculture: Allergies, Toxins, New Diseases. | Before It's News (EU)

British Environment Secretary Owen Paterson is a staunch supporter of the GMO sector. Despite mounting evidence pointing to the deleterious health, social, ecological and environmental impacts of GMOs, Paterson has a blind spot that lets him ignore reality and allows him to lend unconditional support to the biotech conglomerates, the very concerns that regard Europe as a massive potential cash cow from which their GM crops have till now mostly been barred or restricted.

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GMO multi-toxin crops continue to backfire as more insects become resistant to crop chemicals | Natural News

GMO multi-toxin crops continue to backfire as more insects become resistant to crop chemicals | Natural News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
GMO multi-toxin crops continue to backfire as more insects become resistant to crop chemicals
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Awards and Accolades | UA@Work

Awards and Accolades | UA@Work | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Congratulations to these recently honored University organizations and employees.
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Bt-Resistant Western Corn Rootworm Confirmed In Five Illinois Counties | No-Till Farmer (Brookfield, WI)

Recently, Bruce Tabashnik of the University of Arizona's Department of Entomology and his co-authors published a paper in the Journal of Economic Entomology that provides definitions to 50 “key terms” regarding the evolution of resistance to Bt crops and pesticides.

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Farm Belt Pest Poses Bigger Crop Threat | Wall Street Journal

The western corn rootworm, a Farm Belt scourge, is gaining further ground against genetically modified crops designed to kill it, marking a setback for biotech seed makers.

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Clean Food Earth: Bt (GE/GMO) CORN - DISASTROUS FOR FARMERS AND ECOSYSTEMS | Clean Food Earth (Blog)

Clean Food Earth: Bt (GE/GMO) CORN - DISASTROUS FOR FARMERS AND ECOSYSTEMS | Clean Food Earth (Blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
One of agricultural biotechnology’s great success stories may become a cautionary tale of how short-sighted mismanagement can squander the benefits of genetic modification. After years of predicting it would happen — and after years of having their suggestions largely ignored by companies, farmers and regulators — scientists have documented the rapid evolution of corn rootworms that are resistant to Bt corn.
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Entomologists update definitions to tackle resistance to biotech crops and pesticides | AgroTimes

Resistance to pesticides has now been recorded in nearly a thousand pest species, including more than 500 insects, 218 weeds, and 190 fungi that attack plants. The recorded cases of resistance in insects, mites and other arthropods, which include resistance to multiple pesticides per species, more than doubled from 5,141 in 1990 to 11,254 in 2013. A first step in tackling this growing global problem is establishing a common vocabulary, because the current jumble of terms fosters confusion among scientists in academia, industry and government.

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Voracious Worm Evolves to Eat Biotech Corn Engineered to Kill It | Paperblog

Voracious Worm Evolves to Eat Biotech Corn Engineered to Kill It | Paperblog | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

One of agricultural biotechnology’s great success stories may become a cautionary tale of how short-sighted mismanagement can squander the benefits of genetic modification.

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Voracious Worm Evolves to Eat Biotech Corn Engineered to Kill It | Wired

Voracious Worm Evolves to Eat Biotech Corn Engineered to Kill It | Wired | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
One of agricultural biotechnology's great success stories may become a cautionary tale of how short-sighted mismanagement squandered the benefits of genetic modification. After years of predicting that it would happen, scientists have documented the rapid evolution of corn rootworms resistant ...
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Reedsburg Fermentation Fest | Wisconsin State Farmer

The Wormfarm Institute will host its third annual Reedsburg Fermentation Fest-A Live Culture Convergence, Oct. 4-13. It's a multifaceted food and farming festival with a focus on fermentation - in all its forms. The signature feature is the Farm/Art DTour, a nationally recognized, 50-mile, self-guided road tour through the scenic hills and farm fields of northwestern Sauk County. 

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Pesticide-Resistance Of Insects Has Doubled Since 1990 | Science 2.0

Nature is always looking for new ways to stay ahead. To-date, resistance to pesticides has been recorded in more than 500 insects, 218 weeds, and 190 fungi that attack plants. 

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Entomologists update definitions to tackle resistance to biotech crops | Bio-Medicine

Recognizing that resistance is not "all or none" and that intermediate levels of resistance can have a continuum of effects on pest control, the authors describe five categories of field-evolved resistance and use them to classify 13 cases of resistance to five Bt toxins in transgenic corn and cotton based on monitoring data from five continents for nine major pest species.

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The Realities of GMO and Petro-chemical Agriculture: Allergies, Toxins, New Diseases. | Globral Research

The Realities of GMO and Petro-chemical Agriculture:  Allergies, Toxins, New Diseases. | Globral Research | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

British Environment Secretary Owen Paterson is a staunch supporter of the GMO sector. Despite mounting evidence pointing to the deleterious health, social, ecological and environmental impacts of GMO...

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The truth behind new GMO allergies, toxins and diseases | RINF Alternative News (UK)

British Environment Secretary Owen Paterson is a staunch supporter of the GMO sector. Despite mounting evidence pointing to the deleterious health, social, ecological and environmental impacts of GMOs, Paterson has a blind spot that lets him ignore reality and allows him to lend unconditional support to the biotech conglomerates, the very concerns that regard Europe as a massive potential cash cow from which their GM crops have till now mostly been barred or restricted.

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