> Am I missing something? Bt is a soil bacterium, though these
> proteins may be novel in the corn plant aren't they pretty
> innocuous and ordinary in a soil system?
Yeah, I think you are right, but some people are very worried about putting
these into the soil. Obviously, when the corn roots decompose, these things
go into the soil (along with all the other corn proteins). From what I know
about soil microbiology, all these proteins, including Bt toxins, are eaten
up pretty quick by the hungry flora.
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