From next year, millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida, United States, will be released into the environment to prevent mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue fever and Zika virus. This week, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District (Florida Keys Mosquito Control District) has approved the release of the Addis Egypt mosquitoes in the environment for the pilot project 909 e f109166. The Aedes Egypt mosquito, which is not originally from Florida, is also known as OX5034. The mosquitoes spread to humans, such as dengue, Zika, chickenpox, and yellow fever. Authorities in the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District have allowed the release of 45million modified mosquitoes over a two-year period.
The work is being done by the UK’s Acrylic Biotechnology Company. The company plans to move millions of genetically modified male mosquitoes into the environment. The male mosquitoes will mate with the females. Female mosquitoes need blood to lay eggs, and that’s why they bite humans. Genetically modified male mosquitoes, who do not bite, will mate with females and at this time the protein will come out of them which is genetically modified and it will kill the female mosquitoes before they bite.
This type of insecticide will help reduce the number of insects. In a telephone interview from the UK on Thursday, Oxygen scientist Kevin Gorman said the company has successfully completed similar projects in the islands and in Brazil. “It simply came to our notice then. And they have released more than a million mosquitoes this year, and they have not affected the environment or humans in any way.
Several Florida government agencies have also allowed it:
Oaks has cited a number of lawsuits filed by government agencies to substantiate his claim, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, starting with the Environmental Protection Agency, which describes the project’s safety. Several Florida government agencies have also allowed it. However, there are many scientists who are concerned about using genetically modified organisms or GMOs. By doing so, they can change the natural balance. At the Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board meeting on Tuesday, many questioned the knowledge of the project.