‘No Benefits’ to Planned Release of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

The release of the GM mosquito poses risks, including the incidental release of some biting female GM mosquitoes during the experiments. While Target Malaria claims that the number will be small, nevertheless, since GM female mosquitoes can bite humans and spread disease, the release of biting females still poses some risk to local people.

Earth Watch: Mila de Mier on Genetically Modified Mosquitoes in Florida

The most recent Earth Watch guest on the Sojourner Truth Radio show was Mila de Mier, who has been part of a community effort to prevent the release of genetically engineered mosquitoes in Florida. A public comment period on… Read More

Time Running Out To Comment on Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes in Florida

BREAKING: The EPA is reviewing plans to release Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes in the Florida Keys and Texas. Will you be part of the experiment? Make your voice heard! Make your comment before April 6th, 2018 GMO mosquitoes have already… Read More

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