(Tony Sifert, Headline USA) Members of the House and Senate Armed Services committees have warned that new biological weapons could target the country’s food supply and use DNA to target individual Americans, according to a report from Axios.
In a warning reminiscent of the last Daniel Craig Bond film, Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo., told the Aspen Security Forum last week that increasingly large private DNA databases could be sold off and used in the production of DNA-targeting weapons.
“There are now weapons under development, and developed, that are designed to target specific people,” Crow said. “Where you can actually take someone’s DNA . . . and you can target a biological weapon that will kill that person or take them off the battlefield or make them inoperable.”
Crow suggested that DNA-collecting companies like 23andme, which provide “comprehensive ancestry breakdowns” and “personalized health insights,” actually own their customers DNA and can sell it to the highest bidder.
“People will very rapidly spit into a cup and send it to 23andMe and get really interesting data about their background — and guess what?” Crow said. “Their DNA is now owned by a private company [and] can be sold off.”
Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, echoed Crows warning, and suggested that America’s enemies could use biological weapons to target its food supply.
“If we look at food security, and what can our adversaries do with biological weapons that are directed at our animal agriculture, at our agricultural sector?” Ernst said. “Food insecurity drives a lot of other insecurities around the globe.”
Though Ernst warned that foreign entities or terrorists could target America’s “animal agriculture,” she made no mention of the WEF-motivated trend on the part of Western countries like Ireland and Canada to use climate change as a justification to destroy its own food supply.