Killer Mould Too Risky In US War On Drugs: Report

Using fungi to kill coca and other illegal drug crops would be a risky tactic, as there is not enough data about how to control these killer moulds and what effect they could have on people and the environment, according to a US study released Wednesday.

The US Congress asked scientists to look into whether some types of fungi, called mycoherbicides, could stem the flow of illicit drugs into the United States by killing the plants used to make cocaine, marijuana and opium.

But scientists from the National Research Council, one of the national academies of science that advises US policymakers, said evidence about the fungi was sketchy and incomplete — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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