Monday, June 12, 2006

If you can't beat them, blind them.

Fusarium is a rapidly evolving fungus known to attack crops and cause diseases, inlcuding eye infections especially in people wearing contacts or immunocompromized individuals. While the use of this fungus to fight illicit crops such as marijuana in the states was deemed to have unacceptable risks, it is ok to spray it all over Columbia. It seems that the CIA hasn't learned from its last attempt to spray Agent Orange (of Vietnam war fame) and Roundup (of Monsanto fame) all over Columbia, which resulted in a natural emergence of herbicide resistance in coca plants, and a suspicious rise in cancer and birth defects. If you find this as depressing as I do, here are 77 ways to get over it...