Scientists: US military program could be seen as bioweapon

NewsA group of scientists suggest that a program announced years ago by a U.S. Agency called "Insect Allies" could really be a new bioweapons system being developed.Staff Author: Seth AugensteinTopics: Ethology

Scientists: US military program could be seen as bioweapon

A research arm of the U.S. military is exploring the possibility of deploying insects to make plants more resilient by altering their genes. Some experts say the work may be seen as a potential ...

Thu 4 Oct 18 from Phys.org

Researchers fear US agricultural research masks bioweapons development

Department of Defence funding for insect-virus experiments may breach the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention. Jeff Glorfeld reports.

Thu 4 Oct 18 from Cosmos Magazine

Questions Raised About DARPA-Funded Crop Program

Critics of an agricultural research initiative cite concerns about possible weaponization of the resulting technology, which would use infected insects to deliver genetically modified viruses ...

Thu 4 Oct 18 from The Scientist

The Pentagon Wants to Make an Army of Virus-Spreading Insects. Scientists Are Concerned.

The Pentagon wants to make an army of virus-spreading insects, theoretically to help with food security. But scientists are worried.

Fri 5 Oct 18 from Livescience

Pentagon’s pursuit of insect-delivered genetic modification of crops prompts warnings

French and German scientists worry that Darpa programme may violate the biological weapons convention and inadvertently start a new arms race

Fri 5 Oct 18 from Chemistry World

Scientists warn US military researchers could use GM insect project as an 'agricultural bioweapon'

In an opinion paper in the journal Science, researchers say the U.S. needs to provide greater justification for a project to use GM insects to help protect crops from drought and disease. ...

Thu 4 Oct 18 from Daily Mail

DARPA Insect-spread Viruses Spark Scientists’ Outcry

NewsA group of scientists suggest that a program announced years ago by a U.S. Agency called "Insect Allies" could really be a new bioweapons system being developed.Staff Author: Seth AugensteinTopics: Ethology

Mon 8 Oct 18 from Laboratory Equipment

A step towards biological warfare with insects?

A project by a research agency of the US Department of Defense could easily be misused for developing biological weapons.

Tue 9 Oct 18 from Eurekalert

Pentagon’s ‘Insect Allies’ Designed To Protect Food Supply Could Be Construed As Biological Weapons, Critics Say

The program's goal is to use gene-editing technology to get insects to infect plants with viruses that protect against such dangers.

Fri 5 Oct 18 from Kaiser Health News

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