· The Bt corn allows for less tillage, especially if the herbicide resistance gets added into corn. The herbicide resistance enables the plants to be sprayed with herbicides and they will not be killed. This will enable the farmers to spray herbicides and remove only the unwanted plants
such as weeds. This will also conserve fertility through minimizing soil damage
insecticidal sprays will be needed on the Bt corn, because the insecticide is already engineered into it. Bt corn is also likely to give rise to lower levels of mycotoxins in the final food product. Also less insect damage means less opportunity to develop fungi to infect the plant and bring toxic substances.
corn only targets the insects that attack the crop, because Bt is only effective if it is eaten. So it will only affect the insects that eat the corn. It has
also been proven that the Bt gene is expressed more in leaves and stems then in Bt corn pollen, and therefore the risk to
butterflies through pollen drift onto their plants is diminished.
Bt corn can also be produced more often and more quickly. Not necessarily by
the Bt toxin engineered into it but more genes can be engineered into it.
corn is also tested for genetic stability, substantial equivalence, nutritive properties, toxicity and allergenicity. It is also known that conventional breeding can introduce increased levels of plant
toxins into a new variety or can modify its digestibility or nutritiousness. It has also been proven that some organic crops have higher levels of toxic substances.
the Bt corn has been enginereed with the ability to fend of pests, it can also be engineered to have more vitamins,
minerals and anti- cancer substances.
problem of resistance to the Bt toxin can be combated by planting non-Bt corn at suitable intervals. The interbreeding of the wild population of corn with the Bt corn will force the resistant insect population
to dilute out the genetic trait and thus prevent it from building up.
- This will also help solve hunger world wide because the Bt corn
can have a higher growing yield and effective utilization of scare land because of better pest resistance and nutrient utilization