Tag Archives: Mosquitoes

Billions of GE Mosquitoes Released, Health Risks Ignored

Biotechnology company Oxitec spent years trying to gain approval to release its controversial genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes in the U.S., specifically in Key West, Florida. In June 2020, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services gave the go-ahead for the plan,1 following the U.S. EPA’s granting of an experimental use permit (EUP) that would… Read More »

Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes Fly Free as Health Departments Focus on Coronavirus

Bug spray, swollen welts, citronella. It’s mosquito season. Special Reports And in a normal year, the health department serving Ohio’s Delaware County would be setting out more than 90 mosquito traps a week — black tubs of stagnant water with nets designed to ensnare the little buggers. But this year, because of COVID-19, the mosquitoes… Read More »