Fighting Cocaine with Hungry Caterpillars!

From Alexandra Ossola, New York Times and Popular Science, May 18, 2015

On Saturday, Colombia’s president announced that the country would stop airdropping carcinogenic herbicides to kill coca plants, the raw material for cocaine. Luckily, the head of Bogota’s Quindio Botanical Garden has a new plan: unleash a slew of coca leaf-eating moths to achieve the same goal, without the use of chemicals.

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