The Con Job at Mosquito Control Board
E. Russo and B. Wray,
How can we know the release of 500,000,000 Genetically Modified Mosquitoes (GMMs) in the Florida Keys will be safe? For nine years with millions in marketing spent, countless “informational” meetings held, Oxitec has still failed to convince our community that their products are safe. So, why do so many disagreements and unanswered questions remain? How can any controversy be permitted to persist with a proposed experiment of this magnitude? Shouldn’t there be a consensus among scholars, scientists, experts and the public that this new technology is safe?
How can these experts in genetics, medicine, entomology, molecular biology, policy, government entities and mosquito control disagree so aggressively with regulatory agencies, such as the EPA and the FWC, who approved this experiment?
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