What’s up with GE mosquitoes? | Pesticide Action Network

…an independent peer-reviewed study from Yale University revealed that after two years of continual releases of the GE mosquitoes at a test site in Brazil, populations of A. aegypti were not reduced. Further, the GE mosquitoes actually bred with the A. aegypti population. The resulting hybrid mosquitoes may be more aggressive, difficult to eradicate, and may actually increase the spread of mosquito-borne diseases.

In addition to these ineffective and potentially disastrous outcomes, it doesn’t make sense to conduct the experiment in California. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports that California doesn’t have any cases of the diseases in question, and A. aegypti isn’t even prevalent in the state. It’s a lose-lose all around.

 

Source: What’s up with GE mosquitoes? | Pesticide Action Network