GM Mozzies could bite off more than we can shoo

Jordan, B,  Times Select,  2018.

The world’s deadliest insect, the mosquito, may have finally met its match – a genetically-modified version of itself. But will the GM variety be friend or foe? And is it safe to release a GM insect into the wild without knowing how far it will spread, or what the long-term effects will be? An SA environmental watchdog group this week slammed the planned rollout of GM mosquitoes as premature and potentially dangerous. The African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) says there are insufficient environmental risk assessments to justify releasing GM mosquitoes into the wild