Biological Warfare: Dark Harvest

Scattering "seeds of death "

The first package, carefully encased in plastic, was found outside Britain's Chemical Defense Establishment at Porton Down in Wiltshire. Inside was a galvanized metal bucket containing nothing, it seemed at first, but earth. A few days later, a second package turned up in Blackpool, where the ruling Conservative Party was holding its annual conference. It too contained a bucketful of earth wrapped in plastic, and apparently nothing else.

The packages, which proved to be part of a curious campaign of what might be called environmental terrorism, were a...

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