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Crop-protecting insects could be turned into bioweapons, critics warn

from Science Magazine

It sounds like science fiction: A research program funded by the U.S. government plans to create virus-carrying insects that, released in vast numbers, could help crops fight threats such as pests, drought, or pollution. "Insect Allies," as the $45 million, four-year program is called, was launched in 2016 with little fanfare.

Session of interest at SETAC Sacramento: Micro-organisms and Biopesticides in Crop Production: Use and Environmental Safety Considerations more

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