by Christina Sarich, Natural Society:
In a ruse to try to convince the world that dengue fever can be controlled with GM mosquitoes, the British company Oxitec plans to bring down the insect population in Panama with genetically modified mosquitoes, without running adequate risk assessment tests. The company says there is no ‘practical risks’, but many genetic modification experiments can’t be seen for years after the species is released into the environment.
The group GM Watch provides a warning against the biotech mischief that scientists in this field haphazardly wield upon nature. Their website has warned against GM mosquito eggs specifically:
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