The Chinese state enterprise world times took a stab on Tuesday to blame the looming global food crisis not on the invasion of Ukraine by China’s ally Russia or the disruptions to global shipping caused by brutal coronavirus lockdowns of China, but on the super-bugs militarized by the American army and sent to deliberately cause famines in “rival countries”.
the world times admitted that “the conflict between Russia and Ukraine has led to a global food crisis”, without mentioning which of these countries invaded the other, but claimed that the real danger was a US military program called “Insect Allies which uses insects to provide a “genetically” gene. modified virus” which “could affect crop growth by altering the genes that plants express”.
WE’ #InsectAllies has been controversial since its announcement. The United States has conducted biological experiments in its biological laboratories abroad using insects as vectors, disregarding natural ethics. https://t.co/TXNAbXHNcf
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) May 24, 2022
the world times Claimed breathless “experts” fear the US is about to unleash bug-based biological warfare:
The intentions of the Pentagon are also in question – is it really to save humanity from starvation, or will it, on the contrary, deliberately provoke a humanitarian crisis in order to serve “military purposes”.
Experts contacted by the Global Times said the Insect Allies are turning this concern into a real potential danger. “Why do they use insects as carriers? Why does the United States build biological laboratories near other countries like Russia? When Pandora’s box is opened, a series of disasters will follow,” said an expert.
However, this is only the tip of the iceberg as a project with a potential biological weapons threat. In addition to the Insect Allies program, the United States has conducted biological experiments around the world in the notorious “bio-labs” in disregard of human safety and natural ethics, while blatantly violating the ” Biological Weapons Convention”.
As the Chinese Communist newspaper would later admit in its fulminations, the Allied Insect Program is a project described by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in 2016. The idea was to find a way to deliver gene therapy to crops using insects, which are also the transmission system for plant viruses the most destructive.
Researchers hoped that such a system could save crops by making living plants more resistant to famine-causing diseases, instead of letting crops die and replacing them with new, genetically modified virus-resistant plants.
DARPA argued that insects could provide a faster, cheaper and safer way to spread virus protection than industrial sprayers. The agency hoped that Insect Allies might become effective enough to save crops from drought, flooding and frost.
The Insect Allies concept was immediately met with some skepticism about its effectiveness – and conspiracy theories about how it could be weaponized to carry harmful agents.
A prominent critic of the program in 2016 questioned whether DARPA might develop allied insects because US intelligence believed a hostile nation was already working on insect-borne genetic weapons. DARPA said nothing about imminent threats, but said allied insects could become an effective defense against “threats introduced by state or non-state actors.”
DARPA has denied the conspiracy theories, saying that while it understands concerns about the “potential dual use of technology” for nefarious purposes, Insect Allies would be a “transparent, university-led research project” being conducted according to reports. strict biosecurity protocols.
the world times the editorial was basically a handbag of everything negative, its authors could find reviews about Insect Allies with a quick web search, hastily assembled into a propaganda hit that builds on Chinese and Russian conspiracy theories about US bioweapons labs in Ukraine – and, of course, about Beijing’s persistent desire to thwart investigations into the true origins of the Wuhan coronavirus.