The U.S. regulators' choices

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has no immediate plans to take action against Bt corn following publication of a report in Nature that Bt corn pollen killed monarch butterfly larvae in the lab.

Philip Hutton, chief of EPA's microbial pesticide branch, told BioCentury that the agency has not yet reviewed the Nature report and is unlikely to take rapid action prior to receiving additional scientific data.