Scientists have discovered a soil microbe with a gene that kills the corn rootworm, an insect that farmers spend $1 billion each year trying to control.
Genetically modified crops replaced insecticides, and, at first, some herbicides. But herbicide use has rebounded.
For our first show of 2014, we're looking at ways to reduce food waste, from composting to making vegetable stock.
With rootworms building resistance to GM corn that makes its own pesticide, seed companies are working on new crops that target the insects’ genes.
The EPA found that GM corn from Monsanto might be losing effectiveness in battling rootworm.
Four states have found rootworm damage to their corn crops despite using Monsanto's genetically-modified seeds, and the EPA is not happy.