Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mutants In The News — "What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Hungrier" Edition

According to scientists in the journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America...or Miss Jackson is you're PNASTY!), the corn rootworm is developing not only a resistance, but an appetite, for the very bioengineered plant designed to kill it.

<1970sSteveMartin>And no one ever, Ever, EVER saw it coming.  It's a *total* surprise.</1970sSteveMartin>.

Given that three-quarters of the US corn crop is genetically-modified, the ramifications are terrifying.  Ravenous insects and mutated plants...just one more campaign origin for your Mutant Future game!

Wired has a reader-friendly article here.