Fusarium keratitis is the eye-eating fungus that caused contact lens solution maker Bausch & Lomb to recall its product (apparently, using their product can lead to fusarium infection, which can cause blindness).
But get this:
That same week [the recall was announced], the House of Representatives passed a provision to a bill requiring that the very same fungus be sprayed in “a major drug-producing country,” such as Colombia. The bill’s sponsor was Rep. Mark Souder (R-Ind.) and its most vocal supporter was his colleague Dan Burton (R-Ind.), who has been promoting the fungus for almost a decade as key to winning the drug war.
Thankfully, everyone seems to be against it. For example:
The CIA has been against the use of Fusarium to kill drug crops since at least 2000. At that time, one official told the Times, “I don’t support using a product on a bunch of Colombian peasants that you wouldn’t use against a bunch of rednecks growing marijuana in Kentucky.”
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