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« on: November 22, 2010, 07:34:28 PM »

Biotech company secretly releases millions of GM mosquitoes in Cayman Islands

Friday, November 19, 2010 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer



(NaturalNews) Scientists at British biotechnology giant Oxitec recently developed a genetically-modified (GM) mosquito that, apart from a specific chemical antibiotic, is unable to successfully repopulate. And the company recently released millions of these GM mosquitoes in the Cayman Islands to see what would happen -- and they did so without proper approval or announcement -- prompting outrage by experts and the public over the unknown consequences of conducting such an irresponsible experiment.

Oxitec released the mosquitoes last year, but only just recently let the public know about it. The company has attempted to justify its decision by claiming its GM mosquitoes may help fight the spread of dengue fever by reducing or eliminating the wild mosquito population. But nobody knows what happens when these GM mosquitoes interact with other animals and humans, or how their altered genes will disrupt the living environment.

Seemingly content with its decision to hide the trial from the public initially, Oxitec had the audacity to announce at the recent annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene that its trial was "successful". But how the company can make such a preposterous statement without knowing the long-term effects of its irreversible decision is mind-boggling.

"Oxitec considers its trial 'successful' just days after the experiment has ended," explained Kathy Jo Wetter, a researcher at the Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Cooperation. "nintended impacts on the environment cannot be known, and Oxitec's unproven technology could make things worse in the long term. There is no possibility of recall if something goes wrong -- who takes responsibility in that case?"

Not only are mosquitoes a necessary component of the natural food chain, representing the prey of various creatures like birds and bats, but they are also important pollinators in the same way that bees are. Even though they appear to be a nuisance, without them, the entire food chain could collapse.

Sources for this story include:

http://www.scidev.net/en/news/gm-mo...

http://www.naturalnews.com/030449_mosquitos_Cayman_Islands.html
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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2010, 11:09:40 PM »

wtf are they thinking doin something like that?


we all know how well the "africanized" bee thing went
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2010, 01:36:56 AM »

As disgusting and as irresponsible as that was, ...it was far less atrocious than when they released all those mosquitoes infected with West Nile during the 1996 Atlanta Olympic games. imo.

As an aside, a means of controlling dengue fever is the biggest crock.
Since when has Dengue fever been a huge epidemic in the Cayman Islands.   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2010, 09:34:51 AM »

wtf are they thinking doin something like that?


we all know how well the "africanized" bee thing went

It is all a part of their eugenics program. The actual HOPE to spread disease and kills many is their goal. If DENGUE FEVER is something supposedly in Africa, then why release mosquitoes in the Cayman Islands? and as the article says...what will happen as these GM mosquitoes interact with regular mosquitoes? and yeah..I haven't heard about those so called Africanized bees in a while. That was another experiment of genetic manipulation of bees from Africa and South America that produced a WILD BEE...sort of like how pitbulls were created.
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