Have you heard the latest news? Well, if you haven’t, then you will be shocked. The Washington State Department of Agriculture has approved a pesticide-bacteria spraying program to be used over the city of Seattle. The Washing State Department approved this spraying program in an attempt to kill Asian and European gypsy moths. This is really scary, right?
The people in Seattle oppose the program and rightly so. We all remember the US government testing harmful bacteria on civilians (the 1966 Navy Operation Sea Spray). This is why the people in Seattle would be wise to test the state, ask questions, demand answers, and maybe even run independent third party tests on the chemicals, which is aa bacteria with pesticide properties called Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). You should also know that this is the same bacteria gene commonly used in GM crops to kill insects).
The experts claim that the moths are invasive and have ferocious appetites for maple, oak, and foliage from trees and plants. So, the main reason why they approved the spraying program is because the Department of Agriculture is worried about the amount of damage the moths could cause and the economic and environmental implications that would ensue.
According to the officials, an area in Vancouver was sprayed last Saturday and then will move in to Kent, Lacey, Gig Harbor, Nisqually and end at Seattle’s Capitol Hill. The Department of Ag will use a red and white fixed wing plane to drop the pesticide. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to share. Thank You.