The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will not move forward with the controversial release of millions of genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes in the community of Key Haven in Monroe County, Florida. The release of the GE mosquitoes would have been the first-ever in the United States, but FDA failed to conduct adequate testing for potential impacts to people, threatened and endangered species, and the environment.
In fight against Zika, British company Oxitec must seek approval from FDA for insects’ release into the wild following Monroe County referendum
Organizers of a political action committee formed to oppose the potential release of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Lower Keys neighborhood of Key Haven say they were sideswiped by Oxitec’s parent company shortly after their committee was formed.
Oxitec Admits GM Mosquitoes Could Result in Population Boom of Disease Carrying Asian Tiger Mosquito
The information surfaced Friday when four environment and food safety groups including International Center for Technology Assessment, GeneWatchUK, Food and Water Watch and Friends of the Earth released court documents from the Cayman Islands.
The latest contagious virus freaking out the globe, particularly women worried about birth defects, may have been caused by the presence of genetically-modified mosquitoes (GMMs) in Brazil.
By: Kate Kelland
Britain should challenge "woefully inadequate" European regulations and launch field trials of genetically modified insects that are designed to wipe out disease-carrying bugs that harm crops and people, lawmakers said on Thursday.
By: WIlliam Axford
The Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board has declined to give British firm Oxitec a contract to produce genetically modified mosquitoes for the Keys unless federal approval is given for their release.