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GMOs and Their Related Pesticides are Decimating Global Lady Bug Populations

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Lady bugs are part of a rich organic gardening and farming heritage. A second grader can do a report about why they are important to our biodiversity and overall food supply. They get rid of numerous agricultural pests, including aphides and mites without posing other risk to human health. But while their bright red and black spots signify that they are toxic to predators, it turns out that Monsanto’s herbicide RoundUp and glyphosate-resistant crops are toxic to them. Cry1Ab toxins (B. thuringiensis) found in GMO crops are killing our lady bugs.