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Warrenville, Illinois — There are growing concerns about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the food supply chain. Hundreds of workers at food processing plants in South Dakota, Iowa, Colorado, Georgia and Pennsylvania have been infected with the virus, forcing several plants to shut down. The ripple effects are being felt from farms to supermarkets.
originally posted by: cherokeetroy
a reply to: EndtheMadnessNow
Scientists have launched a major new phase in the testing of a controversial genetically modified organism: a mosquito designed to quickly spread a genetic mutation lethal to its own species, NPR has learned.
For the first time, researchers have begun large-scale releases of the engineered insects, into a high-security laboratory in Terni, Italy.
The goal is to see if the mosquitoes could eventually provide a powerful new weapon to help eradicate malaria in Africa, where most cases occur.
Researchers created the mosquitoes by using the powerful new gene-editing technique known as CRISPR, which Mueller likens to a "molecular scissor which can cut at a specific site in the DNA."
"The females become a bit more male," Mueller says. "A kind of hermaphrodite."
Bill Gates, who recently bought 500,000 shares of Monsanto stock, is reportedly funding the approval of genetically modified mosquitoes. It seems that not only will genetically modified salmon enter the environment along with unforeseen changes, but a new self-sterilizing mosquito may be joining them.
These mosquitoes are engineered with an extra gene or inserted bacterium or have had a gene altered so that either their offspring are sterile and unable to spread dengue, or simply die.
The report goes on to credit the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for funding Australian researchers from the University of Queensland, which received approval to release the genetically modified mosquitoes in December.
originally posted by: Guyfriday
a reply to: Trillium
It probably won't hit us so no big whoop, unless I get to see it in the sky. What worries me is how many of these newly noticed thingies have been in our region of space. We really are in a dirt filled region of space.
Hey maybe this is that "Sky-Event" "Q" was going on about ...
originally posted by: pteridine
a reply to: PioneerFigureSkating
What if your religion involves robbing banks every Tuesday or human sacrifices on Saturday afternoon in the town square? All freedoms have limits. During a declared plague emergency, preventing people from gathering is not unreasonable. If they defy the order and get sick, are you willing to abandon them or would you use resources to save them in spite of their stupidity?
originally posted by: scraedtosleep
a reply to: Grambler
How can anyone defend trump doing this?
lol These are the q followers. They can and will defend trump no matter what he does or says. Just wait someone will be along soon to do so.