The only other genetically engineered crop that can be grown in the EU is a corn variety developed by Monsanto that is resistant to the corn borer
and that was approved by the bloc in 1998.
The Asian corn borer
moth's technique is the simplest: It produces sounds similar to the echolocation cry of a hunting bat.
A corn borer
is a pest of grain infesting varieties of millet including corn.
But they may also be useful in helping explain why corn fares so poorly against the European corn borer
The report added: "The European corn borer
is the main corn pest in central and especially in southern Europe due to its Mediterranean climate.
These events are marketed as YieldGard[R] corn borer
(YGCB) corn, and express endotoxin in vegetative and reproductive structures throughout the season (Armstrong et al.
This was to keep the corn borer
out of the stalk and keep the stalks from falling over.
Planted in several markets including Argentina, Canada and the United States, 1507 maize offers broad in-plant insect protection against the European corn borer
, southwestern corn borer
, western bean cutworm, black cutworm and fall armyworm.
It resists the European corn borer
beetle, some moth pests, and withstands the herbicide glufosinate-ammonium.
European corn borer
(Ostrinia nubilalis Hubner) numbers have been failing over the last three years, possibly due to wet spring seasons.
Monsanto Company first brought insect-protected corn to the marketplace in the form of YieldGard Corn Borer
For instance, two races within a corn borer
species in France live side by side but generally attack different host plants, says Thibaut Malausa of Paul Sabatier University-Toulouse III in France.
When government uses its coercive power to intervene in the free marketplace, agriculture can discover something worse to contend with than the corn borer
or the boll weevil.
With biotech corn, "losses to the corn borer
are eliminated," according to a 2001 study financed by the Rockefeller Foundation and prepared by the nonprofit National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy in Washington, D.
While Bt corn has been shown to withstand the corn borer
, critics warn that the pest will develop over time a resistance to the protein.