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British Company Plans to Unleash GMO Mosquitoes in Florida

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by Kelly Sloan, Tru News

A British company claims it has an idea for stopping the mosquito that spreads the Zika Virus.

Oxitec believes one way to stop the Aedes aegypti mosquito is through genetically modified male insects that are programmed to produce offspring that dies young, as reported by the Washington Times.  If they don’t make it to adulthood, they can’t reproduce.

They are planning to test the idea in Key Haven, Florida.

The scientists also hope the plan will stop the spread of dengue and yellow fever.

One group of activists have come out against the test, claiming Oxitec doesn’t have full consent from the community. They believe there could be dangerous consequences.

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