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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Release 750 Million Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Into the Wild, They Said


  • The Florida Keys will host an experimental release of genetically modified, self-destroying mosquitoes.
  • These experiments are viewed as alternatives to environmentally destructive insecticides, for example.
  • The plan has drawn criticism from environmental groups.
Corporate scientists have received final approval from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to release hundreds of millions of genetically altered mosquitoes into the Florida Keys. The goal? To begin reining in the mosquito population, which is only expected to increase as climate change continues to warm and flood the low-lying, tropical Keys. But some environmental groups object strongly to the move.

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