Monsanto Co.’s insect-killing corn is toppling over in northwestern Illinois fields, a sign that rootworms outside of Iowa may have developed resistance to the genetically modified crop, according to one scientist.
Fall armyworms in southern Florida survived a pesticide engineered into corn by Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co., the second insect to show signs of resistance to genetically modified crops in the U.S., according to a study.
U.S. regulators, seeking to overturn a judge’s ruling throwing out a moratorium on deep-water oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, said opponents of the ban should be required to file a new lawsuit to pursue their claims.
A federal appeals court that heard arguments on whether to lift the Obama administration’s ban on deep-water oil drilling will rule next week “at the latest,” U.S. Circuit Judge Eugene Davis said today at a hearing.