Florida Residents Express Worry About FDA GMO Mosquito Program

January 29, 2015 10:51 AM

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Florida Residents Express Worry About FDA GMO Mosquito Program

Residents in Florida have expressed concern over a new government program which is considering the release of genetically modified mosquitos into the region. These lab-spawned insects are designed to help combat the current spread of dengue fever.

Currently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering letting the British biotech company Oxitec to release the mosquitos; but a petition of 143,000 signatures may stop it.

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