RT America -- January 26, 2015

Monday’s guilty verdict for former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling is another example of whistleblowers attempting to go through proper channels to expose wrongdoing, and then being “flagged as troublemakers” and facing severe retaliation from the government, according to transparency advocate Norman Solomon. Speaking to RT’s Ben Swann just hours after a jury convicted the spy of espionage for revealing details of a CIA plot to give flawed nuclear weapons schematics to Iran, the journalist and activist not only lashed the administration for its prosecution of Sterling, but also offered a stark warning about the state of whistleblowing in the US.

The Food and Drug Administration is considering the release of millions of genetically modified mosquitoes into the Florida keys. Part of an experiment by British scientists, the GMO insects would be bred to include segments of DNA from E. coli bacteria and other organisms, in the hopes that any eventual wild offspring will die, reducing the overall population. Needless to say, environmental activists and some scientists have raised many concerns over the program and its potential impact on humans. RT’s Ameera David takes a look.