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An analysis of 40 years of data also finds declines in pest populations after the introduction of the GM crop.

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Opinion: Hidden Environmental Cost in Green Solutions

By Meredith Richardson and Praveen Kumar | June 30, 2017

The inclusion of soil nutrient fluxes is critical for more-accurately assessing the societal value of ethanol biofuel vs. corn feed.

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image: Record-Setting Corn Grows 45 Feet Tall

Record-Setting Corn Grows 45 Feet Tall

By Jef Akst | April 1, 2017

A plant breeder succeeds in growing a huge maize plant thanks to a known mutation and a few environmental tricks.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | September 1, 2015

Brain Storms, Orphan, Maize for the Gods, and Paranoid.

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image: Small Genetic Change Yields Edible Corn

Small Genetic Change Yields Edible Corn

By Amanda B. Keener | July 13, 2015

Researchers attributed corn’s soft, edible casing to a single DNA base swap in its ancestor’s genome.

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GM Study Declared Unsound

By Jef Akst | November 29, 2012

A controversial study that suggested genetically modified (GM) maize causes cancer in rats is dismissed by the European Food Safety Authority.

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image: Anti-GM Crop Study Gets Audited

Anti-GM Crop Study Gets Audited

By Beth Marie Mole | September 25, 2012

European agencies will evaluate a recent study that links genetically modified corn to early death.

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image: Drought-tolerant corn trials underwater

Drought-tolerant corn trials underwater

By Bob Grant | May 26, 2011

Agribusiness giant Monsanto is finding out that it's difficult to conduct field trials of drought-resistant corn when it won't stop raining. The company hopes to launch a new line of corn seed that's been genetically engineered to thrive in drough conditions by 2013.

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