Congress Approves Eye-Eating Fungus

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Awesome. According to Jeremy Bigwood of In These Times, the House recently an amendment authorizing the use of an “eye-eating fungus” to spray on crops in Colombia as part of the U.S. government’s “war on drugs.” The Colombian government is against the measure, seeing as how the fungus can attack humans and “cause redness and pain that can lead to blindness—requiring a corneal replacement,” and could well mutate into something worse in the future.

In related news, Plan Colombia is still a billion-dollar failure that hasn’t reduced drug use but has gotten a lot of people killed.

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