GMO mosquito plan continues to cause controversy in Florida

January 28, 2015 9:03 PM

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GMO mosquito plan continues to cause controversy in Florida

As the FDA wrestles over whether or not to grant British biotech firm Oxitec permission to release the lab-spawned mosquitoes in the Florida Keys, online petitioners are voicing their opposition to the plans with an electronic signature. So far, there more than 143,000 signatures.

"Even though the local community in the Florida Keys has spoken -- we even passed an ordinance demanding more testing -- Oxitec is trying to use a loophole by applying to the FDA for an 'animal bug' patent," the online petition reads. "This could mean these mutant mosquitoes could be released at any...

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