GMO Mosquitoes Could Head to Florida Keys to Fight Zika Virus

Florida residents are opposing a plan to release genetically modified mosquitoes.
1:37 | 04/20/16

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Transcript for GMO Mosquitoes Could Head to Florida Keys to Fight Zika Virus
It's meeting day at Florida Keys mosquito control in marathon and mile didn't hear another key is resident. Are here to voice concern. I think that I work here at least I have their right to work. If I want to be these are not she's opposed to a new trial that would release millions of genetically modified male mosquitoes. Into neighborhoods and he hated to control the eighties it did time mosquito. The bug that carries dingy chick in Kenya and Zeke. What we were on this trial force to be sure that. We can control the mosquitoes down to a limit. Like has been done in the country feel good name is the chairman of the Florida Keys mosquito control board that genetically modified male mates with the wild female. And the offspring does not develop into the bill dies before adulthood. These genome mosquitoes are made by British Biotech company pox attack last month the FDA found that such a study would have been no significant impact. We'll be through this. Pending final approval from the F eight. Mosquitoes would be reared in this small lab that he's mosquito control before their release in cape as about a thousand miles a pulse. And those mountains dissipated but some residents say they never signed up for an experiment in their own backyard engineer has this changed dot org petition with more than a 166000. Signatures steadily in. Mosquito control I intend FDA that we did not want to be at Nina for proponents argue that fear is misplaced. I don't think people should be afraid of if anything. They should be. To be more about things like things easy Karen checking and.

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