In the Fields of Italy, a Conflict Over Corn

In the Fields of Italy, a Conflict Over Corn

The New York Times - August 23, 2010

Activists destroyed acres of cornfields at a small farm in Italy, after a local farmer admitted to planting two fields of genetically modified corn of MON810. The MON810 seeds are modified so that the corn produces a chemical that kills the larvae of the corn borer, a devastating pest. While European Union rules allow this particular seed to be planted, Italy requires farmers to get special permission for any genetically modified crop.

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