Gallery: U.S. Military, USDA Exploring Eco-Friendlier Insect-Protective Ge...

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. military, U.S. Department of Defense, insecticides, insect repellent, mosquitoes, wearable technology, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style

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The US Department of Agriculture is at war – with insects and it’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Maryland is working hard to provide troops with gear that protects them from disease-causing insects. Protecting troops from insects has even more support now due to a new USDA-DOD initiative and research program called the Deployed War-Fighter Protection Research Program. USDA’s research department has long worked to find better insecticides and is now applying their knowledge to treating tents, camouflage and other gear.

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