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Biological Warfare
The last thing anybody wants is more mosquitoes. The whining little bloodsuckers can spread viruses like dengue, West Nile, yellow fever, and chikungunya. We spray mosquitoes with pesticides, drain their swampy homes, and poison their young. We slather ourselves in foul-smelling repellants, sleep beneath gauzy nets, and even prime our...
insects  disease  gmo  science 
august 2015 by amerberg
Science Sushi
Oxitec has applied for FDA approval to test their revolutionary mosquito control method in the Florida Keys—but GM fear-mongering dominates the conversation
science  gmo  insects  disease 
january 2015 by amerberg
Asian Citrus Psyllid Detected in San Jose
RT @CA_Pesticides: Via .@SCCgov #AsianCitrusPsyllid found in #SanJose, 1st detection of insect in Santa Clara Co.
insects  disease  citrus  agriculture  food  SanJose  AsianCitrusPsyllid 
october 2014 by amerberg
Florida growers pull money from orange juice ads to pay for research to citrus trees from a deadly bacteria
A bacteria carried by a tiny insect from China could dry up orange juice in the United States and the world.
science  citrus  fruits  disease  agriculture  gmo  trees  insects  advertising  money 
january 2014 by amerberg
Genetically modified mosquitoes set off uproar in Florida Keys
Potential solution to outbreaks of dengue fever, other mosquito-borne diseases awaits FDA approval
insects  gmo  disease 
november 2013 by amerberg
Citrus growers import wasp to fight disease threatening groves
California citrus farmers import a parasitic wasp from Pakistan to battle citrus greening, a disease threatening their groves.
california  citrus  disease  insects  science  agriculture  plants  gmo 
august 2013 by amerberg

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