The weekend begins and I try to find the stuff that does not make it to the headlines…..basically I try to be an FYI post……
I read disturbing stories and reports all the time but the ones that involve our environment especially when the food supply being tampered with…. like the below report……
How about GMO insects and the possibility of them being used as a bio-weapon?
A team of scientist sounds the alarm in a new Science Policy Forum report about a mysterious US government program that is developing genetically modified viruses that would be dispersed into the environment using insects. The virus-infected or ‘Frankenstein’ insects are being developed as countermeasures against potential natural and engineered threats to the US food supply. The program is operated by the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) could be viewed as an attempt to develop an entirely new class of bioweapons that would prompt other nations to seek similar weapons, they cautioned.
The researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology and the University of Freiburg both in Germany, and the University of Montpellier in France suggest DARPA’s program could likely breach the Biological Weapons Convention, the first multilateral disarmament treaty banning the development, production, and stockpiling of biological and toxin weapons.
It should be a crime to use food as a weapon.
Personally, I do not like the idea of anything GMO. It makes veggies tasteless…..and seeds worthless….I think we would be better off without the burden of GMO anything.
I try to grow my own veggies from non-GMO seeds as much as I can these days…..
Cooler mornings, more time in the garden…..I love Autumn!