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Hundreds of thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes set to be released into the Florida Keys in experiment to fight dengue

Hundreds of thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes set to be released into the Florida Keys in experiment to fight dengue fever

PUBLISHED: 17:56 EST, 6 December 2012
UPDATED: 18:01 EST, 6 December 2012

Hundreds of thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes are awaiting federal approval for release into the Florida Keys as part of an experiment aimed at reducing the risk of dengue fever.

Mosquito control officials have requested the Food and Drug Administration's sign off on the experiment that would be the first of its kind in the U.S.

Some residents of the tourist town of Key West worry though on how much research has been done to determine the risks of releasing genetically modified mosquitoes on the Keys' fragile ecosystem.

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I live in Manitoba Canada and trust me WE HAVE NO SHORTAGE OF THESE LITTLE BUGGARS. I don't know what dengue is so I'm biased but why would you allow gm MOSQUITOES, if these little bastards can transfer malaria from person to person imagine what other diseases they could. West-Nile is already a disease that is spreads here in Canada but its really nothing; but imagine if somehow someway mosquito could transfer AIDs? I would be very hostile towards this new GM mosquito you guys gotta deal with.

dengue is awful to get and it kills

I do not have much problem with this experimental work in face of the alternatives.

I would not want to eat GM foods but the male mosquitos, which are the only ones being modified, do not bite humans or animals. They only mate with the females which ARE modified.

It's a pity the World waited for dengue to spread again after the efforts in the past.

I do have problem with this Biddle attitude:

"But Biddle, the onetime dengue patient, wants Oxitec to continue testing the modified mosquitoes outside the U.S.

'Why the rush here?' the Key West man said. 'We already have test cases in the world where we can watch what is happening and make the best studies, because wouldn't it be wonderful if we could find out how it can be fail-safe — which it is not right now. It's an open Pandora's box.'"...

ARE PEOPLE "ELSEWHERE" SUBHUMAN?! Actually they, too, have awakened and it is not so easy to experiment in the "elsewhere" of the Imperium.

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Ron Paul ... forever.

Beware the

unintended consequences.

They experiment on us and our kids

all the time. I'm surprised they haven'y already released the Frankenskeeters. I recall the plague of weird ladybugs we had several years ago, supposedly released to help fight aphids. They were everywhere, crawling in our beds at night, biting and stinking to high heaven when you crushed one. We vacuumed them by the hundreds every day in the summer.My chickens wouldn't touch them.

Are they nuts? I suppose the

Are they nuts? I suppose the answer is yes. "Experimenting" by releasing hundreds of thousands of genetically modified insects? An experiment?! They have no idea what sort of problems this could cause. Or maybe they do and that is their intent!