Sunday, February 12, 2012

Genetically modified mosquitoes may soon be released in Florida

If approved, the release of GM mosquitos in Key West will represent the first ever release of a GM creature in the U.S., and on a trial basis where scientists really have no idea what will happen. Like all other GMOs, it is unknown whether or not the GM mosquitos will have a detrimental effect on the environment or humans, or how killing of large amounts of mosquitos will disrupt the life cycles of natural ecosystems.

There is a camping trip coming up to the Florida Keys... with the cub scouts. I think we are going to skip this one. I don't want my family to be a part of this experiment.

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