Genetically-Engineered Plants and the Environment NPR's John Nielsen reports on a scientific study that raises new questions about the possible environmental side effects of geneticially engineered corn plants. Such plants produce toxins that kill corn eating insects. The study offers evidence that the toxins leak from the roots into the soil around them and pose a hazard to other insects that live in cornfields. (2:35) The study is published in the latest issue of the journal Nature.
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Genetically-Engineered Plants and the Environment

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Genetically-Engineered Plants and the Environment

Genetically-Engineered Plants and the Environment

Genetically-Engineered Plants and the Environment

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NPR's John Nielsen reports on a scientific study that raises new questions about the possible environmental side effects of geneticially engineered corn plants. Such plants produce toxins that kill corn eating insects. The study offers evidence that the toxins leak from the roots into the soil around them and pose a hazard to other insects that live in cornfields. (2:35) The study is published in the latest issue of the journal Nature.