[NAFEX] Don't use Bt

Lucky.Pittman at murraystate.edu Lucky.Pittman at murraystate.edu
Fri Jun 19 11:11:49 EDT 2009


Jim, 
The Bt stuff intended for topical application, as well as the gene 
segments coding for the Cry protein, utilized in transgenic corn, 
cotton, etc., are pretty specific for activity against only the larval 
stages of moths(Lepidoptera) and beetles(Coleoptera).  
There's been no evidence, in the lab or in the field, to indicate that 
bees, wasps, hornets(Hymenoptera) - either adults or larvae - are 
impacted in any significant way by use of Bt or transgenic crops 
containing Bt genes.

Lucky






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