Florida Residents Fight to Stop Release of GMO Mosquitoes [VIDEO]



Published on Apr 12, 2016

Florida residents are launching an opposition campaign against the release of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys to combat the Zika virus. Opponents contend that the release of the “mutant bugs” is likely to have unintended consequences and should not be done against the will of the people, particularly without “third-party, peer-reviewed research.”

The Washington Times reports that British company Oxitec has programmed genetically modified male mosquitoes to produce offspring that would die before adulthood. The company claims that genetically modified adult males means inhibiting the spread of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which carries the Zika virus. – http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/…

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