Reports Show Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Ineffective and Risky

GeneWatch UK released an updated report on Oxitec’s releases of genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes in the Cayman Islands. The report cites new information regarding ineffectiveness and risks, including the annual report of the project, recently released as a result… Read More

Gene Drives: The Scientific Case for a Complete and Perpetual Ban

Several of the new technologies mentioned in this report are being used in the genetic engineering of trees such as the American chestnut. This article from Independent Science News gives a thorough explanation of the potential dangers and… Read More

LISTEN: Opposition Puts Tests Of Genetically Altered Mosquitoes On Hold

Via NPR: As Miami struggles to control the Zika virus, the FDA approved a tool to fight the spread of the disease: genetically engineered mosquitoes. Will communities in Florida allow them to be used?  

Public Concern Growing with Looming Release of GM Mosquitoes in Florida

A growing contingent of people are saying “No” to the release of genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida. A Change.org petition with nearly 170,000 signatures against the release of the GM mosquito states the following: Right now, a British… Read More

GE Mosquitoes? Tell FDA No!

Via Center For Food Safety: Imagine a company releasing millions of experimental, genetically engineered, biting insects into a populated island environment. Sounds like the plot to a new Jurassic Park, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, this plot is very real,… Read More

BREAKING: FDA Plans to Release GE Mosquitoes in the Florida Keys

From the Say No to Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Release in the Florida Keys Change.org Petition: Right now, British company Oxitec is planning to release genetically modified mosquitoes into the fragile environment of the Florida Keys. The company wants to… Read More