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Interesting article.. not sure about it though

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    Posted: February 05 2016 at 5:00pm
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The article seems to be honest, and gives all its sources.  So on balance it appears fair.  I looked up each source in turn and there was no misstatement or embellishment either.

The Trifinity site, however, also sold "crystal infused energy oils".  I'm a pagan, but that one had me chuckling (many of my brethren are somewhat spaced-out hippies though they often surprise me by being right, both morally and scientifically).  But this degree of flummery and snake oil salesmanship set my hackles on end.

If you look in detail (paying attention to the dates when stories appeared) it appears that the GM mosquitoes had no reliable source but instead grew out of an internet rumour.  This lends weight to the theory that it was a bit of industrial espionage/propaganda.

On balance, it is a fascinating article.  Drop the bits that came from the Trifinity source and it becomes a great one.
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Thanks Tech!  I agree that it seems to be a serious mix of info with both good and bad mixed in.


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