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Study finds little effect on food webs by GM wheat

A team of Swiss and UK researchers has found that growing genetically modified powdery mildew-resistant wheat is likely to have only a negligible effect on non-target insect species. The two-year study looked at the effects of GM wheat on the structure of whole aphid-parasitoid food webs that naturally colonise disease–resistant GM and non-GM strains of wheat in a semi-field and open field system in Switzerland. It considered three species of herbivores that feed on the wheat, eight species of primary parasitoid wasps that feed on the herbivores and secondary parasitoid wasps (13 species) that feed on the primary parasitoids.



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