Florida Keys residents resist release of genetically modified mosquitoes

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Ed Pilkington
Guardian.co.uk

A British company that has developed a genetically modified mosquito to resist the spread of dengue fever is coming up against growing opposition to a plan to release the insects into the Florida Keys.

A Change.org petition started by a woman in Key West opposing the release has garnered almost 90,000 signatures and rising. “Say no to genetically modified mosquitoes release,” the petition demands.

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“We need more data. If something goes wrong the consequences could be catastrophic not only for humans but also the whole ecosystem, and I don’t want my family being used as laboratory rats for this,” de Mier told the Guardian.

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One Response

  1. The f-ers from MonSatan and such have probably already released them. You have no idea the evil you are dealing with.

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