Friday, July 18, 2014

Can The Release Of GMO Mosquitos Incease The Dengle Fever Emergency In Brazil?

Dengue Fever Emergency announced in Brazil, in a region where GM Mosquito Trials are being conducted. Oxitec, the creator of the GM mosquitos, has claimed these mosquitos reduce Dengue Fever by reducing mosquito populations. During the eval...uation of the commercial application for the release of the GM mosquito, a CTNBio member had presented a report with information questioning the impact of the GM mosquitoes on the incidence of Dengue and warning that in some circumstances the releases could make the disease worse, even if the number of wild Aedes aegypti mosquitoes was reduced. The concerns raised did not convince the majority of the Commission. Maybe this abnormal emergency situation characterized as a biological disaster of Dengue epidemic will?


All the while, the British company Oxitec is experimenting and trying to push these GM mosquitoes into mass use in the Florida Keys:

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