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Brazil Tries Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Fight Dengue

Brazil Tries Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Fight Dengue

AFP (Aug. 25, 2014) — A factory in the industrial state of Sao Paulo produces genetically modified mosquitoes to fight dengue, a deadly tropical disease more prevalent in Brazil than anywhere else in the world. Duration: 00:57 Video provided by AFP
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Chikungunya: The Mosquito-Borne Virus Explained

Chikungunya: The Mosquito-Borne Virus Explained

Newsy (July 4, 2014) — While the mosquito-borne virus has spread throughout Central American and the Caribbean, it's only in southern U.S. states so far. Video provided by Newsy
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Adventures in Dining: Grasshopper Burgers, Scorpion Lollipops

Adventures in Dining: Grasshopper Burgers, Scorpion Lollipops

AFP (June 4, 2014) — A stone's throw from the White House, Washington residents feast on grasshopper hamburgers and scorpion lollipops -- part of an event promoting the culinary possibilities and ecological advantages of eating edible insects. Duration: 01:33 Video provided by AFP
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Beetles Threaten Saudi Date Industry

Beetles Threaten Saudi Date Industry

Reuters - Business Video Online (June 4, 2014) — Saudi Arabia's date industry is under threat, unless an infestation of the red weevil beetle that destroys many valuable palm trees is brought under control. Ciara Sutton reports. Video provided by Reuters
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