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BREAKING!! What could possibly go wrong? Genetically modified mosquitoes to be released in Florida

 
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BREAKING!! What could possibly go wrong? Genetically modified mosquitoes to be released in Florida
Hundreds of thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes set to be released into the Florida Keys in experiment to fight dengue fever

-The non-biting male mosquitoes genetically modified would pass along a birth defect killing their progeny before reaching maturity

-After a few generations officials say Key West's Aedes aegypti population would die off reducing risk of dengue fever

-FL Keys Mosquito Control District: Modified genes will disappear after mosquitoes carrying it die making no permanent change to wild population


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If they're admitting that, you got to wonder what they're withholding
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Hundreds of thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes set to be released into the Florida Keys in experiment to fight dengue fever[/b


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Re: BREAKING!! What could possibly go wrong? Genetically modified mosquitoes to be released in Florida
Hundreds of thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes set to be released into the Florida Keys in experiment to fight dengue fever

-The non-biting male mosquitoes genetically modified would pass along a birth defect killing their progeny before reaching maturity

-After a few generations officials say Key West's Aedes aegypti population would die off reducing risk of dengue fever

-FL Keys Mosquito Control District: Modified genes will disappear after mosquitoes carrying it die making no permanent change to wild population


Read more: [link to www.dailymail.co.uk]
 Quoting: Carshy McCarsh


No problems here! We understand everything there is to know about genetics or don't you know. Don't you remember when the cured the common cold...oh, yeah...never mind. Don't you remember when they cured the flu...oh, yeah, never mind. Don't you remember when they mitigated genetics as a part of heart problems...oh, yeah...never mind. ...
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BUT, HOW does the 'modification affect OTHER physiological features of the insects makeup ?

WILL it, say, now be able to carry the AIDS virus ( hasn't it always ? ) and pass it on to others through it's sting/blood drawing activities ?

Wrote letter to New York Times editor of science section asking the above question about aids and mosquitoes. Replied that mosquitoes can't carry virus.

WROTE BACK, ASKING IF THEY CARRY THE SLEEPING SICKNESS VIRUS IN AFRIC, why not the AIDS virus ? NO ANSWER !

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Do not fear. There is no possibility of them mutating and commingling with another species. Hmmm... In the words of Dr. Malcolm Smith in the movie 'Jurrasic Park' "Life finds a way....."
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Mosquitoe population dies whcih affects animal life that feeds off of them which will progress up the food chain. Solving one problem creates another.
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BUT, HOW does the 'modification affect OTHER physiological features of the insects makeup ?

WILL it, say, now be able to carry the AIDS virus ( hasn't it always ? ) and pass it on to others through it's sting/blood drawing activities ?

Wrote letter to New York Times editor of science section asking the above question about aids and mosquitoes. Replied that mosquitoes can't carry virus.

WROTE BACK, ASKING IF THEY CARRY THE SLEEPING SICKNESS VIRUS IN AFRIC, why not the AIDS virus ? NO ANSWER !

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I am surprised the nitwit from the NYT didn't respond back that these new mosquitoes will be politically correct and not transmit viruses! LOL!
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Thx to everyone who recommend a pin, and thanks mods for heeding their advice!
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This story scares the crap out of me. Genetics is, by definition, the practice of dynamic changes to life on Earth.

And usually, those changes (when instigated by nature) are either benign, or instantly fatal to the organism that experiences any genetic change.

Sometimes, they are very bad news for some other organism in the bioshphere, for example in the case of a predator trait which is so beneficial that it results in the extinction of some prey species.

When these sorts of changes are instituted by man, the term "unintended consequences" literally becomes an existential threat to every species on the planet, including man.

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Mosquitoe population dies whcih affects animal life that feeds off of them which will progress up the food chain. Solving one problem creates another.
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I didn't read the article yet but what happens when the cities go around spraying to combat the mosquitoe population? Won't that be counterproductive or do these GM mosquitoes not die when sprayed?

Man, can we fuck around with nature anymore ya think? We need an asteroid to stop this out-of-control tampering of the planet.
And THIS....is only what they're sharing with us. Can you imagine what's being kept from us?
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Do not fear. There is no possibility of them mutating and commingling with another species. Hmmm... In the words of Dr. Malcolm Smith in the movie 'Jurrasic Park' "Life finds a way....."
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Oxitec Mosquitoes Have Been Released Before

"The Florida release of the mosquitoes would not be the first for Oxitec. The company has released the mosquitoes previously. In the fall of 2009 they did the open air release of the engineered mosquitoes in the Cayman Islands, and followed up with a larger study the next summer. The company was criticized for pursuing the studies under somewhat of a "hushed" process but Oxitec emphasized that the releases were done in conjunction with Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) of the Cayman Islands and claim that the lack of newsworthiness is the only reason few outside the Cayman Islands knew of it. The company reported an 80% reduction in the Aedes aegypti mosquito population in the 16-hectare test site where the mosquitoes were released.

The same mosquitoes were also released in Brazil in Feb 2011 and Malaysia in Jan 2011.

In contrast to the relatively little notoriety of the Cayman release, the proposed release in Florida Keys is generating quite a commotion. An online petition started in March has gathered over 100,000 signatures, and the growing concern of the residents was covered in the latest issue of Nature. For a more background on the Florida situation, take a look at the detailed article in the Miami New Times News."

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Ok so they kill the bugs. What about the birds that eat the bugs and the gators and shit that eat the birds. Gators start showing up in drones eating kids and small pets fuck up the whole ecosystem. Who's great idea is that ?
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Ok so they kill the bugs. What about the birds that eat the bugs and the gators and shit that eat the birds. Gators start showing up in drones eating kids and small pets fuck up the whole ecosystem. Who's great idea is that ?
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I didn't read the article yet but what happens when the cities go around spraying to combat the mosquitoe population? Won't that be counterproductive or do these GM mosquitoes not die when sprayed?

Man, can we fuck around with nature anymore ya think? We need an asteroid to stop this out-of-control tampering of the planet.
And THIS....is only what they're sharing with us. Can you imagine what's being kept from us?
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I'm sure Monsanto will supply a special poison-resistant mosquito that does not die when exposed to Monsanto Brand Poison(tm).
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Do not fear. There is no possibility of them mutating and commingling with another species. Hmmm... In the words of Dr. Malcolm Smith in the movie 'Jurrasic Park' "Life finds a way....."
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Do not fear. There is no possibility of them mutating and commingling with another species. Hmmm... In the words of Dr. Malcolm Smith in the movie 'Jurrasic Park' "Life finds a way....."
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LOL.. good one!!!
But I must admit... could be a bit of truth there.
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The state's agriculture department oversees the mosquito control district, and Doyle said he would not expect any challenge from the state if the FDA signed off on the trial.

The mosquito control district wouldn't need any local permit for the trial, either, but officials held a public meeting earlier this year and have posted information on the agency's website.

Still, it could take years for the FDA to approve the trial.

There hasn't been a case of dengue fever in Key West since November 2010, but two other cases were reported elsewhere in South Florida this fall.

The mosquito trial proposed for Key West wouldn't be the first release of genetically modified insects in the U.S.


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What the freaking fuck ? What could go wrong? Nearly every fucking thing, I don't even want to imagine that. I pity you floridians.
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Funny how science tries so hard to disprove God and yet at the same time tries to emulate Him.
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How will the bird population be effected?

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They're poisoning all the rats where I live, on the edge of the desert and killing the peccaries (wild pigs that are actually members of the rodent family) because they're a nuisance (by drama and tall tale only) to the people in the "planned" community here..

The prey birds, mainly owls and hawks, are eating the poisoned rats and dying! The same with the coyotes, which did a great job of keeping the rodent population under control.

Those birds or prey also eat scorpions. I spent the day in the hospital from being stung by a Bark Scorpion last week. The only potentially deadly scorpion in the US. I've been stung before by other scorpions, no problem. This was on the back of my neck (Barks are the only ones to climb, hence the name). I blacked out about 15 minutes later.

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What the freaking fuck ? What could go wrong? Nearly every fucking thing, I don't even want to imagine that. I pity you floridians.
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This can't POSSIBLY end well...You can be sure the real agenda is NOT eliminating dengue fever in the Keys.
I'm just a couple of hours north and have to admit,this scares the hell out of me!
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What the freaking fuck ? What could go wrong? Nearly every fucking thing, I don't even want to imagine that. I pity you floridians.
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This can't POSSIBLY end well...You can be sure the real agenda is NOT eliminating dengue fever in the Keys.
I'm just a couple of hours north and have to admit,this scares the hell out of me!
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Double post -- apologies.

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