Petition against release of millions of genetically-modified mosquitoes into Florida-Texas

This is friggin’ unbelievable.

In August 2016, the Obama Administration’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave its approval to OX513A, a genetically modified male Aedes aegypti mosquito developed by a British biotech company, Oxitec. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is the primary species that carries the Zika virus. OX513A is genetically engineered to pass along a lethal gene to wild females. The gene creates a protein that interferes with cell activity, killing females’ offspring before they reach adulthood.

The FDA approval was the green light for Oxitec to use the GMO mosquito in a field trial that fall in the small Florida community of 475 homes in Key Haven, about a mile east of the island of Key West. The trial was to test how well OX513A controls the local population of Aedes aegypti. Oxitec CEO Hadyn Parry said, “Our studies show we can reduce the Aedes aegypti population by 90% over six months and keep it there by releasing small numbers of males after that. And that is very cost-effective compared to pesticides.” (CNN)

A successful field trial is required before OX513A can be sold commercially in the United States.

Even though Oxitec had already conducted field tests in Key Haven and, before that, in Brazil, Panama and the Cayman Islands, it now plans to release the GMO mosquitoes into the fragile environment of the Florida Keys and Texas, despite opposition from the local community in the Florida Keys who had passed an ordinance demanding more testing. More than 50 million of the genetically-modified mosquitoes will be released per week, 7 days a week, totaling billions of the mutant insects being released into a wide swath between Florida and Harris County, Texas.

More than 30 physicians have created a petition asking the FDA to conduct more evaluation of the risks of this genetically modified OX513A mosquitoes because they are created with E-Coli bacteria, herpes-simplex virus and other ingredients — a premature technology about which we know little, including the effects on public health and on the environment.

The petition points out that nearly all experiments with genetically-modified crops have eventually resulted in unintended consequences, such as superweeds that are more resistant to herbicides, and mutated and resistant insects. 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 food, the milkweed plant.

The petition asks:

  • What’s the rush for this radical approach? Dengue fever has been absent from the Florida Keys for years, which indicates the current methods of control and public education are working. Will the more virulent Asian tiger mosquito that also carries dengue fill the void left by reductions in the Aedes aegypti mosquito population? Will the dengue virus mutate (think antibiotic resistant MRSA) and become even more dangerous?
  • Where is the third-party, peer-reviewed research on effectiveness and safety of GMO mosquitoes other than Oxitec’s own claims of success? There are other alternatives that are more natural, no-risk, faster and cheaper.

To sign the petition, go here.

H/t Big Lug

See also “Zika virus epidemic: What you should know”.

~Eowyn

30 responses to “Petition against release of millions of genetically-modified mosquitoes into Florida-Texas

  1. Unintended consequences as the result of government actions? You don’t say…

    Liked by 6 people

    • I cannot think of one of these “experiments” that ended well. There have been several. These inventors will literally kill for profit.

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      • Do you really believe all that? More than 30 physicians after their pockets are full will eventually abandon the project because, “the flora and fauna will suffer from the experiment, the mosquitoes are part of the environment they feed snakes, birds, it is all a cycle that’s been happening forever,” soooo let’s create more chemtrails, and continue poisoning the communities bombarding them with strains of new viruses -it is a cycle, you know?

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  2. @DCG Never heard of that before! sarc

    Mosquitoes have killed more humans than anything else via deadly disease transfer. We are looking at the birth of what could be an unparalleled pandemic.

    This is where the 2nd Amendment comes in. But unfortunately it is far, far too late for anyone, even the US military, to stop. Once these things are spread and populated enough, mating with wild mosquitoes, the bad genes will be weeded out, while preserving the useful ones.

    Super-mosquitoes is not a term we should treat lightly. Its horrible. Lord preserve us, may they all die off. Before release. Where is Trump, dare we ask? Or anyone of legal power, for that matter?

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  3. Great way to kill off the population.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3425381/Are-scientists-blame-Zika-virus-Researchers-released-genetically-modified-mosquitos-Brazil-three-years-ago.html

    http://www.genewatch.org

    I don’t trust these gene-fiddlers AT ALL.

    Unintended consequences (or maybe INTENDED consequences)

    Any politician bought off by these jokers should be run out of town on a rail.

    ZERO trust in them being able to test this in the wild. Absolutely ZERO.

    You want to kill mosquitoes? Use DDT.

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  4. traildustfotm

    There is no way I trust this group to do such a thing. Without substantial test, we have no way of anticipating possible unforeseen consequences. If I were an Alex Jones fan (I am), I would suspect this to be another stealth method of depopulation, not of mosquitos, but of humans. Wake up, President Trump.

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  5. Petition signed!

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  6. First of all, I signed the petition and I tweeted that plus another tweet. Thank You for this critically important post.

    What a predicament we are in on Mon., Apr. 9, 2018. Mueller has just raided Trump’s lawyer’s offices, Trump has yet to fire Mueller, Jeff Sessions is nowhere to be found and Russia says the U.S. has “48 hours” to respond to the Syrian false flag attack, already noted to have been executed by Israeli planes.
    (Meanwhile, here in New York, actress Cynthia Nixon, a candidate for Governor, has promised to make New York “a sanctuary state.”)

    In other words, IT DON’T LOOK GOOD.

    We have been ruled over by amoral criminally insane psychopaths for decades, and now those of us who are awake understand—at least to some degree—we are living in the Age of Satanism Rising. We are at the mercy of MAD SCIENTISTS with their British eugenics and its EXTINCTION PROTOCOLS who think that food pollution and genetic pollution are marvelous things. LET’S CUT TO THE CHASE: THE OBJECT BEHIND ANY KIND OF EUGENICS IS HUMAN EXTINCTION AND NOT AN IMPROVEMENT OF THE HUMAN GENE POOL, PERIOD.
    We cannot stop what they have already unleashed upon Nature and the public: Frankenfish, killer mosquitoes, indigestible corn (I can no longer eat corn) and all the rest.
    On top of these horrors, so many women have been on The Pill, the hormones have seeped into the water tables and affected the fish and amphibians and even human health. On top of this, Bill Gates has killed or harmed and injured tens of thousands in India and Pakistan with a bad polio vaccine, and has said, repeatedly, he wants to put sterilants in vaccines. (This has already been done in Africa, and the victims are furious!)

    So what’s a little mosquito imbalance that will not only kill people but starve some birds to death? How about Russia’s ultimatum to Trump? Great: Now we’ll glow in the dark as we get vaporized, Folks!
    Yes, we’re in the Carnival of Death here, the Cavalcade of Destruction! But don’t speak out, or people will call you a “conspiracy theorist,” a nut! Maybe Stanley Kubrick can make a movie out of this. Oh Wait….

    We are going to be in the Fight of Our Lives very shortly in this Age of Satanism Rising. At the age of 62, I have seen the world’s population almost triple, and I have also seen the muzzling and crippling of Humanity’s Only True Religion, the Roman Catholic Church. I plan to stay alive for as long as I possibly can, and I urge all others to do the same: I believe the immediate future is REALLY BAD, and that humanity will be culled DOWN to about ten percent of its current size within the next decade or so. Things look bad, and we have to prepare ourselves and make our Peace with God.
    Pray to Our Lady of Quito, and practice a devotion known as the Undoer of Knots. I really believe this is the precipice of Forever Change.

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    • Well, as you know, Steven, this is about DE-struction. The only real question is identifying the conspirators and ridding ourselves of them.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Yes, you said it. Georgia guide stones anyone?
        Wish they would all go to HELL- straight to Hell, do not pass go and do not collect $200.00 ………..make that 20 trillion, about the size of our fraudulent debt to these bastards.

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    • Your know, your are correct- we can’t stop any of what they have done and most likely will continue to do, though we must still do what is right.
      Some may think this blasphemous, but I still have a couple questions for God when I get on the other side, like why does he allow demons to high jack his beautiful creation? No one wants 99 percent of the crap they foist on us, and no matter the protestations, they continue with seemingly nothing holding them back from total destruction. They are insane.

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    • Regarding sterilizers in vaccines, they could put them in childhood vaccines and who would know about it until it was too late? They were vaccinating pregnant women in Africa and these poor women ended up miscarrying or having still born babies! It was terrible to see what happened to them. Not to mention the oncogenes like SV 40 that can cause cancer.

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  7. Wanna Kill several Million skeeters a night..?? then get one or two “Electric Bug Zappers.” Mount them at each end of the house just above the exhaust vent louver of the attic.. That’s where a large cloud of skeeters will be flying each evening – to catch the warmth coming from your attic.. Next morning I had quite a large “dust pile” of dead skeeters and other night bugs & moths..

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  8. Oh boy, here we go again. People that think they know more that Mother Nature not thinking things through very well. If they are aware, then a pox on them all.
    Purple Martins rely on mosquitoes to live. Round up has done more damage than they will ever admit and with the ginormous payoffs, they are still able to spread that poison all over the place. Shells of birds are becoming very fragile, some not making it to maturation. People suffer in numerous ways when things like this are implemented.
    Reminds me of the time when Hawaii was being swamped with rats departing the ships. So what do they do, they import the mongoose, great idea, except for the fact mongoose are active during the day and rats are active during the night. No progress there. The mongoose are eating the birds and the rats are eating everything else.
    The bugs got bad, what do they import next, the egret, besides the good they actually do, they eat smaller birds and little critters from the sea.
    So, with this new brilliant idea with the mosquitoes. What could possibly go wrong……..EVERYTHING.

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  9. Too bad they can’t be genetically modified to only bite commie-libs. 😉

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  10. Every time they do this it blows up in their faces. Australia got overrun with rabbits this way. Hawaii had them introduce the Mongoose to control snakes. Turns out that Mongoose are out at night and snakes during the day. It didn’t work.

    I knew a couple of entomologists that told me the story of hanging out the back of a C-130 over Guam pouring out rodenticide to control rats that got out of control when they did a predator irradiation program.

    God doesn’t make mistakes.

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    • The mongoose were brought in to eradicate the rats. Hawaii doesn’t have snakes. Occasionally a stray one gets in from Guam and a few places, those planes are sniffed by beagles as soon as they land.

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  11. Good God, these people are insane…do they know that bats exist on mosquitoes as do other insects and birds.
    https://www.orkin.com/other/mosquitoes/mosquito-predators/
    You know there’s another purpose to this…and it’s not pretty, probably related to Agenda 21 and killing off the population of people, not mosquitoes.

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    • Don’t worry- the chemtrails are causing a fungus to grow in some bats called ‘white nose’, so the chemtrails will wipe ’em out if they don’t die from starving from mosquitoes being altered.
      If GMO crops are deadly poisonous to grazing cattle and everything else, I can’t imagine it would be healthy for bats to eat thousands of GMO mosquitoes every night.

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  12. I wonder what else they’ve put in those GMO mosquitoes.

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  13. “More than 50 million of the genetically-modified mosquitoes will be released per week, 7 days a week, totaling billions of the mutant insects being released into a wide swath between Florida and Harris County, Texas.”

    it’s ‘interesting’ that the areas they are depositing these GMO mosquitoes are the same areas that were hardest hit by hurricanes last year and are the same red states that were protesting having gmo mosquitoes almost 2 years prior…genetically modified and geoengineered.
    looks to me like our good ol’ govt went the roundabout way of manufacturing hurricanes to create the conditions to release gmo mosquitoes.
    these southern states are the gateway for gmo mosquitoes to penetrate the rest of the country.
    I wonder when they will be released into puerto rico?
    this article was posted on Aug 2016:
    “Bring Zika-Fighting GMO Mosquitos to Puerto Rico, Says Congressman”
    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/bring-zika-fighting-gmo-mosquitos-puerto-rico-congressman/story?id=41081276
    around this same time, floridians and texans were protesting the proposal to bring gmo mosquitoes to their states
    what a ‘coincidence’ that the ‘perfect’ conditions would occur that would allow these “mosquitoes” to now be released into those communities.

    “Maps: Tracking Harvey’s Destructive Path Through Texas and Louisiana”

    who knows what new infections or diseases we will get from these gmo insects once we are bitten and we will have no clue how we became “sick”.

    new vaccines will be rolled out with bill “the philanthropist” gates behind them…he (along with biotech, big pharma, medical industry, and big Ag) will make big bucks from all of this while watching morbidity and mortality rates increase….this psychopath and everyone associated with him should be in prison instead of raking in tons of cash.
    simply evil…
    I know my God made the world perfect and the only imperfections we have are the ones created by man.

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  14. God’s plan included them we just have to keep on playing God till it kills us all I guess these nuts will not leave well enough alone. I got the petition to sign direct and did my part.

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  15. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

    Who gave the approval for this?

    kommonsentsjane

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  16. Florida Activist Who Fought Release of GM Mosquitoes Found Dead in Hotel Pool: “On Tuesday morning Mila de Mier—a 45-year-old activist from Key West, Florida who opposed the release of genetically engineered mosquitoes—was found dead in a swimming pool at a hotel in Washington D.C. De Meir was visiting D.C. to deliver a petition to the Environmental Protection Agency demanding the agency deny a permit for the release of genetically engineered mosquitoes in Florida and Texas.”

    https://www.activistpost.com/2018/04/florida-activist-who-fought-release-of-gm-mosquitoes-found-dead-in-hotel-pool.html

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    • Another Arkancide. 😦

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    • What happened to the 200,000+ petitions she was set to deliver to the EPA just hours before her “mysterious death”?
      I guess this unfortunate, yet well meaning, soul can be categorized along with the 85+ holistic health doctors who have been murdered/suicided and no cases have been “solved” (primarily in florida….should be called the “RIP state”).

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  17. JFC we keep doing the damn Australian cane toads thing over and over again, never learning our lesson. Or when we almost hunted Yellowstone wolves to extinction and surprise surprise, the deer population became unmanageable and the local fauna suffered immensely. I mean, like, I get it, mosquitoes suck and are dangerous and contribute nothing special – they don’t produce food or pollinate, they don’t keep down the population of other insects. But if all mosquitoes suddenly disappeared, we just don’t know what specific species of spider would now not get enough food. Maybe useful bugs like bees (already shrinking) get eaten more often. There has just never really been a time when fucking with biodiversity has turned out to be a good idea. Hell, even stuff that sounds great like targeting invasive species can be bad, if they’ve had enough time to cement themselves as part of the local meta, and removing them would destabilizing native endangered species.

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