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Thousands of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to be Released in Florida
12-07-2012, 06:02 PM #1
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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What could possibly go wrong? coffeetime.gif


Hundreds of thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes are awaiting federal approval for release into the Florida Keys as part of an experiment aimed at reducing the risk of dengue fever.

Mosquito control officials have requested the Food and Drug Administration's sign off on the experiment that would be the first of its kind in the U.S.

Some residents of the tourist town of Key West worry though on how much research has been done to determine the risks of releasing genetically modified mosquitoes on the Keys' fragile ecosystem.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...z2EMyDVZ3k

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12-07-2012, 06:11 PM #2
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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damned.gif Mosquitos are food for many species. I sometimes wonder if scientists take the entire ecosystem into consideration when they play God.
12-07-2012, 06:14 PM #3
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Morning US, yeah was wondering myself if it wasn't some sort of experiment with dengue just an excuse. Dunno.
12-07-2012, 06:16 PM #4
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Good morning Shadow, did they mention anything in the study relating to how the non-human life would be affected? coffeetime.gif
12-07-2012, 06:30 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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Good morning girls! Yes always a good idea to experiment in real life environment. damned.gif
12-07-2012, 06:53 PM #6
yankees skier
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This won't go well. damned.gif

Biere.
12-08-2012, 12:23 AM #7
Accidental Stoner Member
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Quote:"in the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean in 2009"
"in 2010, where 6,000 mosquitoes were released in Malaysia"
"in the Cayman Islands - three million and Brazil - 10 million"

Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/genetically-mo...z2EP29EMro

http://www.publicserviceeurope.com/artic...he-unknown

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Here is an interesting read:

http://www.plosntds.org/article/info:doi...td.0001504

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Plus the fact that Monsanto bought up Beeologics...frankenbees are
already flying...

İmage

God knows what the Russkies & Chinese are up to 13.gif

12-08-2012, 12:27 AM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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Sweet Jesus, take the wheel! damned.gif
12-08-2012, 12:33 AM #9
Accidental Stoner Member
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The real bees are dying in Germany:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/worl...73166.html

"European beekeepers observed similar phenomena in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain,[2] and initial reports have also come in from Switzerland"
wiki says.


What a lucky coincidence, that Monsanto finishes the frankenbee just in time.

İmage



12-08-2012, 12:38 AM #10
Accidental Stoner Member
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Check this out!
12-08-2012, 12:44 AM #11
yankees skier
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(12-08-2012, 12:38 AM)Accidental Stoner Wrote:  Check this out!


Good find. hi5.gif

Monsanto is evil.

Biere.
12-08-2012, 12:47 AM #12
Octo Mother Superior
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Holy crap! I'd like to see the results but I don't want to watch it. Oh the hypocrisy. sad2.gif

Oh well, there are still positive things in the world.

http://www.hs.fi/english/article/Beekeep...5256209696

Can't find the more recent article I was looking for about the increase in urban beekeeping. It is apparently totally according to the law to have a beehive on yer balcony. beercheer.gif
12-08-2012, 12:53 AM #13
Accidental Stoner Member
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Russian official: http://www.gmo-free-regions.org/gmo-free...ussia.html

but then there are articles like this: http://thesciencesays.southernfriedscien...for-russia

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Frankenbeets and BASF-potatoes already let loose in Mama Rossija..? 13.gif





12-08-2012, 12:56 AM #14
Accidental Stoner Member
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(12-08-2012, 12:47 AM)Octo Wrote:  Holy crap! I'd like to see the results but I don't want to watch it. Oh the hypocrisy. sad2.gif

Oh well, there are still positive things in the world.

http://www.hs.fi/english/article/Beekeep...5256209696

Can't find the more recent article I was looking for about the increase in urban beekeeping. It is apparently totally according to the law to have a beehive on yer balcony. beercheer.gif


İmage

:)
12-08-2012, 03:55 AM #15
bohica Member
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I would like to hear from Shadow as to her experience with bees last summer

There's plenty of room for all God's creatures. Right next to the mashed potatoes!



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