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Monarch butterfly myth laid to rest

The Environmental Protection Agency has formally concluded that monarch butterflies are not in danger from corn that has been genetically improved to produce its own pesticide. In a report due out tomorrow, the EPA says that only 1 in 100,000 butterflies would be affected at all, and even those larvae will still mature into healthy adults. EPA scientist Zig Vaituzis told the Associated Press that “The weight of evidence from the reviewed data indicate that there is no unreasonable hazard.” Claiming catastrophic damage based on what can only be called junk science, enviro-nannies like Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, and Environmental Defense have been using the monarch butterfly as a poster child to raise money for their fight against food technology.

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