Genetic Engineering: The Future Insecticide?
As we recently learned from our visit to Green Cay Farm, the diamondback moth is often responsible for a significant amount of brassica crop damage and can wipe out entire fields of broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower very quickly! Scientists at Cornell University’s Shelton Lab in Geneva, NY have been researching genetic engineering solutions to combat this crop pest. GE insects in farming could usher in a new wave of pest management and result in a significant reduction of broad-spectrum insecticide applications. What do you think? (If you cannot see the embedded survey, please click here and you will be directed to it!)