Florida News Times: Despite some opposition, the Florida Keys move forward with genetically modified mosquitoes

22 March 2021


Releasing genetically modified mosquitoes. What could possibly go wrong?

The battle over the release of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys has been going on for almost a decade. According to Barry Ray, the contractor for the mosquito control team wants to deliver the first batch of insects to Monroe County in April.

Ray, executive director of the Florida Keys Environmental Union, said he believed there was not enough evidence to prove that the technology was safe and required independent scientific research.

Read the full article in the Florida News Times

“I really don’t know what the long-term consequences will be, or how to quantify those risks.”

Barry Ray, Executive Director of the Florida Keys Environmental Union

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