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The Release of GMO Creatures Into the Wild

GM Mosquito

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  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has agreed with an environmental assessment submitted by Oxitec and stated that GE mosquitoes will not have a significant impact on the environment
  • The FDA’s report is preliminary but brings the GE mosquitoes one step closer to being released in Florida
  • Oxitec, in partnership with the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District (FKMCD), plans to release the GE mosquitoes in Key Haven, Florida, an island of the Florida Keys located about 1 mile east of Key West

By Dr. Mercola

Mosquitoes have been described as the world's deadliest animals. More aptly, this applies to female mosquitoes, which are the ones that bite humans. While male mosquitoes survive quite well by feeding off of flower nectar, females require meals of blood in order to develop and lay eggs.


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