Monarch butterfly population fluttering downward
The monarch butterfly, with its distinct orange and black coloring, is one of North America's most recognizable insects.
It's also one that's quickly disappearing.
A recently published study reports the number of monarch butterflies worldwide has been reduced by half. The study, published in the journal Insect Conservation and Diversity, says the use of genetically modified corn and soybeans in the central United States is partly at fault.
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