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A Feast for Caterpillars - Controversial GM Maize is Coming to Europe

It may sound like science fiction: Genetically modified maize produces enough insecticide by itself to defend against pests. It's also resistant to some herbicides.

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That's what the American manufacturer promises farmers, but reality looks much different. In Brazil, caterpillars have destroyed much of the harvest. Now farmers have to invest in pesticides that the GM maize was supposed to make unnecessary.