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Safeguarding U.S. Food Crops or Developing Bioweapons?

A Defense Department research program could release millions of insects to disperse viruses that have been genetically modified to cause genetic changes in food U.S. crops. Hastings Center research scholar Gregory Kaebnick questioned how well the insects and viruses could be controlled. “When you are talking about very small things – insects and microbes – it might be impossible to remove them” from farms, he told the Associated Press.

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