Scientists to Release GMO Mosquitos Funded by Gates Foundation in California & Florida
Millions of GMO mosquitoes funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are to be released in California and Florida, according to reports.
The EPA greenlit the release of the GMO mosquitos as part of a "pilot program" to crowd out natural mosquitos in selected areas of the two states.
"The mosquitoes were made by UK-based biotechnology firm Oxitec, which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in an effort to combat insect-borne diseases such as dengue fever, yellow fever, and the Zika virus," reported the Epoch Times. "According to Oxitec, its 'sustainable and targeted biological pest control technology does not harm beneficial insects like bees and butterflies and is proven to control the disease-transmitting Aedes aegypti mosquito, which has invaded communities in Florida, California, and other U.S. states.'"