I first wrote a post on January 11, 2012 about an upcoming release of 5,000-10,000 GE (genetically engineered) mosquitoes that were to be released in Key West near the cemetery and my childhood friend's house. The citizens rallied and the mosquitoes luckily were not released. Here it is January 11, 2015, 3 years later, and I can't believe I am writing about it again!
Oxitech, a UK biotechnology firm, is planning the first US release of genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes! Who ever heard of those? The release is planned this month in the Florida Keys! Since the US is not a party to the Cartegena Protocol on BioSafety which governs international biotech regulation, it is unclear which US agency, … Continue reading GE Mosquitoes To Be Released in Florida!