• GMO Mosquito Trials Scheduled for Florida and Texas

    Oxitec is proposing to release its genetically modified (GM) OX5034 Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the US states of Florida and Texas. The EPA has opened a public comment period. Oxitec's application says, "Female offspring of the OX5034 mosquitoes in the environment are expected to die before they mature into adults and therefore exposure to biting female mosquitoes is not anticipated." However, experience with another strain of Oxitec mosquito, OX513A, shows that Oxitec's claims that its GM mosquitoes are self-limiting are unreliable. The GM mosquitoes ended up breeding with native mosquitoes, transferring their genes into the natural population and forming hybrid mosquitoes that may be more vigorous and have a different disease-carrying potential. Please write to the EPA objecting to the release.

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  • GMO Mosquito Trials Scheduled for Florida and Texas

    It is not nice to mess with mother nature. Check with Entomologists, Ichthyologists, Ornithologists, And scientists that study food chains. That lowly bug is an important part of the food chain we depend on. I fear is we do not know what genes were inserted and how the human body will react once injected into us.

  • GMO Mosquito Trials Scheduled for Florida and Texas

    This is a really stupid BAD idea. Remember what happened with the roads and rabbits imported to Australia? How about every other time we tried anything similar? Only a hardboiled narcotic munching psychopath would release those things. The US military already tried, several times( you know THEY never learn) and they are horrible! For the love of all that is good. PLEASE GOD NO!

  • GMO Mosquito Trials Scheduled for Florida and Texas

    I totally disagree with this procedure. It will surely backfire and we will be trying to find an antidote to correct this. All these engineered changes have repercussions.