Super-Sexed Insects As Natural Pest Control

Here is a little snippet I read today via Care2 email:

“Looks like it’s party time for the ladies of the agricultural pest world. A new method for sustainable pest control using “super-sexed” sterilized male insects to copulate with female in the wild is being developed by agricultural researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The scientists are hoping to provide a new way of eliminating pests without the use of chemicals. Okay, so maybe the female insects are going to miss out on the joy of raising a brood of bug babes–but less asphyxiation by pesticide and super-sexed males? Nothing wrong with that…in concept at least.”

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