Tell the FDA to Block the Release of Frankenmosquitoes in Florida!

Earlier this month, the FDA decided that the release of genetically engineered mosquitoes in Key Haven, Florida, would have “no significant impact”—which means that the approval for their release is imminent. The agency’s determination is based largely on data submitted by Oxitec, the company producing the GM mosquitoes. 

This is a terrible idea for a number of reasons. The current Zika outbreak in Brazil may linked to the release of Oxitec’s GM mosquitoes in Brazil three years ago, also for the purpose of combating dengue fever. Additionally, a recent study showed that the GM mosquitoes released in Brazil did not, in fact, lead to a drop in dengue fever. 

Write to the FDA and urge them NOT to approve Oxitec’s release of GM mosquitoes in Florida.


  • Food and Drug Administration


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Please BLOCK the Release of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes in Florida

Dear [Decision Maker],

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