BT Corn

Genetically modified organisms

1. How is the organism genetically modified?

BT corn is genetically modified by injecting soil bacterium that produces insecticidal toxins.

2. What is the purpose for the creation of the organism?

The purpose for creating the organism is to protect the crop form pests and insects

3.What are the advantages of the organism to society and the environment?

Some of the advantages of bt corn are that the chemicals that are added to it burn a hole in the insects to keep them off when still in process of growing and also it is very financial friendly to produce

4. What are the risks of the organism to society and the environment?

Allergic Responses


Toxicity

Bacteria

Death of good insects (bees)