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    Over 3 Million Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Released in the Cayman Islands

    I am placing it in this sub-forum because it may be somewhat of a mystery to people. I remember reports of Dengue Fever in Florida, but I had thought it was something else related to the Gulf spill.
    Just over three million male mosquitoes were released in the Cayman Islands this year. Oxitec sent the GM eggs to the islands, which are a British overseas territory, and they were hatched and grown at the MRCU. -Katherine Nightingale
    http://www.scidev.net/en/news/gm-mos...-surprise.html

    http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy&h...0c6721121f4cc3

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    In minor relation to this...

    I live in a highly agricultural part of the U.S., and in so we use pesticides to keep the bug levels down so as to maximize profits/food load.

    Since the introduction of DDT to now, there has been one observable change from my forefathers. DDT used to instantly kill mosquitoes... now they can do the backstroke in it to cool off.

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