http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Insect scientists urge action against growing pest problem in biotech corn http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/insect-scientists-urge-action-against-growing-pest-problem-biotech-corn <p>Insect scientists say federal regulators need to take action against a growing pest problem in biotech corn.</p><p>They say corn rootworm has started to become resistant to Monsanto&#39;s Bt corn, which is genetically engineered to resist the damaging and costly pest.</p><p>The 22 scientists expressed their concerns <a href="http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0922-0013">in a letter sent to EPA</a> earlier this week.&nbsp;</p><p>University of Illinois insect behaviorist Joseph Spencer was one of them.</p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 23:43:55 +0000 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 3249 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Insect scientists urge action against growing pest problem in biotech corn