Explain insect resistant crops, Biology

Insect resistant crops (IRC)

  • Should reduce use of insecticides. This is beneficial to environment because:
  • more beneficial insects around as they are not killed by insecticides
  • less impact on food web as not eradicating part of the food chain
  • Effect of insect resistant crops on other organisms.
  • possible effect on non target organisms who eat plant (student not expected to have read any research but could hypothesise)
  • possible impact on food web connections from a decrease in insect populations

 

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