that is being and has been genetically
altered for years now by scientists working for the DEA
and other related U.S.
departments with the intent
of destroying coca
crops. The altered fungus would be released
on said crop
s where it would kill them, and spread
naturally to other coca and poppy crops to eradicate
them also. The fungus would then rest dormant
in the soil
for years where it could be active
again if more plants were planted.
The U.S. government claims it is safe because it's "natural" and will only target the coca and poppy plants. Scientific studies say otherwise - fusarium oxysporum has been shown to cause illness in humans, and even death. Fusarium oxysporum is also highly adaptive, as with any fungus. Which means, that over time it would evolve to feed on other plants and crops - such as wheat and rice, or any other major world crops, it has no limit.
Once again, the U.S. government has proved its ignorance. Attempting to end the use of what they consider illegal drugs and dictating to the people what they can and cannot put into their bodies - as if they were children. The U.S. has bullied other nations such as Peru and Colombia over and over again to use herbicides like this "for the sake of the children in America". Infecting people from other nations with the risk of death to "protect" people in America from victimless crimes, how thoughtful.