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Bt Corn Needs a Refuge

If you are planting Bt corn this spring, you need to plant a non-Bt refuge too.

This is a requirement set by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. It is also a strategy endorsed by leading scientists to reduce the risk of insect populations developing resistance to Bt corn.

Failure to comply with refuge requirements may lead to insect resistance, slow down the introduction of new Bt corn technologies, and affect individual grower’s access to these products.

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