Insecticide-resistance is a genetic decline in a pest inhabitant’s exposure to a pesticide, the inheritances are transferred from one generation to other generation. Crops that have been genetically engineered for Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) resistance could significantly lower production costs and grant farmers with new insect control ways within the upcoming years. The success of commercialization depends on several factors, including patent issues, regulatory climate, and the capability of scientists to deal with targeted insects.
A class of pesticide linked to declining populations of bees was found year-round in major tributaries to the Great Lakes, and some scientists say the finding suggests the substances also could pose a danger to fish, birds, and aquatic insects. Read moreRead More »
Mr. Wheeler has spent his entire career working in environmental policy. In addition to spending four years at EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics during the George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations, he also spent many years on Capitol Hill. Read moreRead More »