The monarch has received considerable press coverage during the past 3 years, mostly because of the potential impacts of transgenic Bt corn on survival of this butterfly. In January, the monarch population in Mexico was hit by a major catastrophic event that killed large numbers of this butterfly. The following information is excerpted from an article by Orley Taylor, University of Kansas. The entire article may be found at http://www.monarchwatch.org/
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Rice, Marlin E., "Huge monarch kill in Mexico" (2002). Integrated Crop Management News. 1797.
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