The Current | May 29, 2013 | 24:28

Rootworms and the Future of Genetically Modified Farming

Genetically modified cornseed was supposed to be resistant to the dreaded rootworm. But in parts of the U.S. Midwest, corn farmers are discovering the very problem that GM crops were supposed to eliminate are back in the corn.

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