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pesticides

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Natural Toxins in Fruits and Vegetables | Food Safety Network

Most fruits and vegetables produce small amounts of natural toxins which are of no concern when the food is consumed as part of a varied diet and eaten in moderation. Natural Toxins in Fruits and Vegetables | Food Safety Network.

GMOs May Feed the World Using Fewer Pesticides — NOVA Next | PBS

GMOs May Feed the World Using Fewer Pesticides — NOVA Next | PBS.

Bt Toxin

A bacteria species called Bacillus thuringiensis, which occurs naturally in the soil, manufactures a poison called Bt toxin. It seems to target plant pests, such as the European corn borer, almost exclusively. Corn and cotton have also been genetically engineered to express the Bt toxin, making the plants poisonous to pests but not to humans. […]

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