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First release of genetically engineered moth could herald new era of crop protection

For decades, the agriculture industry has been trying to find biological and environmentally friendly ways to manage the diamondback moth, which is widely resistant to insecticides. To combat this, a newly engineered strain of an insect pest performs well in US field trials conducted by Cornell University. Results show promise for future biotech crop protection applications and a potential solution to a global, multi-billion dollar agricultural pest.

Source: First release of genetically engineered moth could herald new era of crop protection

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