Trevor Wells

L Fortune

India has issued a moratorium on Bt Bringal, which is genetically modified to produce a toxin that protects the crop from pests including stalkborers. Trevor Wells warns that following the introduction of the similarly modified Bt maize in South Africa, pests appear to have developed resistance to the previously widely used and effective natural pesticide Bacillis thurengiensis, which could have significant ecological and economic consequences.

Trevor Wells writes of his problems with AfricaBio's opposition to consumers knowing what they are eating and its attempts to manipulate farmers' views.