Activists Fight Mosquito Release

Several groups, including Moms Across America, are┬áprotesting the release of genetically modified mosquitos in Florida. The authorities seem to be amenable to releasing the mosquitos, since the alternatives (to use more insecticide to control Zika) have their own risks. The Zika virus carries the possibility of causing microcephaly, in which a baby’s head is abnormally small and brain under-developed. The Oxitec mosquito, should it be successful in reducing the particular species of pest that carries Zika, would bring relief without the extra insecticides necessary to fight it otherwise. Read the entire story in the Daily Signal.

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