Does Bt Corn threaten any Rare Prairie Skippers
Cris Guppy & Aud Fischer
cguppy at quesnelbc.com
Wed Aug 23 22:46:02 EDT 2000
You state "the EPA said it was unaware of any threatened or endangered
lepidopterans that breed inside or at the edges of corn fields."
So the question is, did the EPA look? Comprehensively? Not likely, given the
amount of field inventory required.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Cherubini" <cherubini at mindspring.com>
To: <LEPS-L at lists.yale.edu>
Sent: August 23, 2000 7:24 PM
Subject: Re: Does Bt Corn threaten any Rare Prairie Skippers
> Roger Kuhlman wrote:
> > All the concern about bt Corn has been directed to the Monarch so far. I
> > wondering if any of the rare prairie skippers could be impacted by this
> > genetically manipulated product. It would seem due to their much smaller
> > population sizes and restricted ranges, some skippers might be
> > at danger.
> I remember reading somewhere that the EPA said it was unaware of any
> threatened or endangered lepidopterans that breed inside or at the edges
> of corn fields.
> Paul Cherubini
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