2023 U.S. Congress Hearings on Biosyn Corruption (S/F)

In the spring of 2023, the 118th United States Congress convened to hear testimony regarding corruption in the U.S.-based biotechnology corporation Biosyn Genetics. According to whistleblower Ramsay Cole in the winter of 2022, Biosyn had been responsible for economic and environmental damages worldwide due to the failure of a program called Hexapod Allies, which dispersed genetically-engineered locusts into agricultural land without the knowledge or consent of civilians or the government. This occurred in the American Midwest in the early 2020s, but came to affect several countries by the end of 2022. As a result of the hearings, many high-ranking members of Biosyn were arrested.