Billions of GE Mosquitoes Released, Health Risks Ignored
The EPA granted, and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services approved, an extension to Oxitec's open-air trials of genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida.
In March 2022, the EPA granted biotech company Oxitec a two-year extension of its emergency use permit
This allows Oxitec to release additional GE mosquitoes in Florida as well as release the GE insects in four counties in California for the first time
The extension was granted even before Oxitec had publicly released results from its 202…