The first boxes of genetically modified mosquitoes were placed/opened in six locations in Monroe County last week.
“This release is about maximizing Oxitec’s profits, not about the pressing need to address mosquito-borne diseases” said Dana Perls, food and technology program manager at Friends of the Earth. They called on the Environmental Protection Agency — which approved the project last May — to “halt this live experiment immediately.”
But, they didn’t. Are you cool with being bit by GMO mosquitoes this summer? No? You don’t have a choice.