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"Isn't Genetic Modification in crops one of the many causes for the country's wildlife dieing off."Rosalind, you live in the UK where no genetically modified crops are grown (except in tiny experiemntal plots). How could something that isn't here be responsible for anything?http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/gm/crops/faq.htmThe biggest use of GM pesticides is the bt toxin in cotton. The toxin is a naturally occuring compound and is fully biodegradeable and of low toxicity to mammals (unlike the heavy metals that are deemed "organic" by the soil association).Here's a site with some more info (though I have to say I think they are a bit keen on the stuff)http://www.bt.ucsd.edu/index.html
Monsanto's Roundup Pesticide was also used as mustard gas inthe first world war. now that is SCAREY.