by Mac Slavo, SHTFPlan:
What’s that being sprayed in the skies?
Residents living in Western Washington are about to be doused with a bacteria called Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), as a government agency attempts to control gypsy moths who plague agriculture in the area.
It has many people alarmed at the use of the genetically modified pesticide in the area where they live and breathe.
KOMO News in Seattle reports:
A controversial pesticide program will be underway Saturday in Pierce County.
“Once [the troubling gypsy moth] become established it becomes very difficult to do anything that slows it down,” said Hector Castro, spokesperson for the Washington State Department of Agriculture. “We don’t want it to become established at all in Washington State.”
[…] Saturday the state will start spraying seven areas in Western Washington with a pesticide called Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki or Btk.
As Your News Wire points out, this insecticide has been genetically engineered by leading biotech firms specifically for use on GMO crops:
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