EPA and FL Set To Begin Experimental Mosquito Program To Fight — Mosquitos

EPA and FL Set To Begin Experimental Mosquito Program To Fight — Mosquitos

The office that approves pesticides at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the trial release of 750 million genetically modified mosquitos in the Florida Keys and Texas.  Now the state and the county housing the Florida Keys have approved a pilot project for 2021 and 2022 as a way to defeat the spread of mosquitos that carry Zika and other diseases, while one county in Texas already approved its use in 2021.

Why This Matters:  Trust in government matters when it comes to approving an experiment like this one.  The problem here is that environmental organizations and local citizens groups do not have confidence that the EPA has their best interest at heart.

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