This reports a successful, first-ever open-field release of a self-limiting, genetically engineered diamondback moth – paving the way for an effective and sustainable approach to pest control.
The diamondback moth is highly damaging to brassica crops such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and canola.
But this new strain of diamondback moth – a self-limiting diamondback moth – is genetically modified to control its pest counterparts in the field.
The study concludes that: “Using genetic engineering is simply a more efficient method.”
This means no sprays and no pests, but the use of GE. What will the Greens do?