Against wishes of the Florida Keys local and scientific community the FDA is being asked to approve a Genetically Modified Mosquito release. British company, Oxitec has found a loophole in the local ordinances. Oxitec has gone to the FDA to ask for an “animal bug” patent.
Your Support Is Needed
“Nearly all experiments with genetically-modified crops have eventually resulted in unintended consequences: super-weeds more resistant to herbicides, mutated and resistant insects also collateral damage to ecosystems. A recent news story reported that the monarch butterfly population is down by half in areas where Roundup Ready GM crops are doused with ultra-high levels of herbicides that wipe out the monarch’s favorite milkweed plant.”
The Petition Is Asking The FDA
- Not to use them as a testing ground for mutant mosquitoes.
- To use a third party peer review of the effectiveness and safety of this mutant bug.
- To look at the long range effects of mutant mosquitoes.
This is a simple call to action. All you have to do go to Change.org and sign the petition to help stop this insanity.