Pests and Diseases forum: GMO Mosquito to fight Zika..

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Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
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bhart90
Aug 5, 2016 7:34 PM CST
Just read on this...

I don't know why I posted this, just a bit curious what you guys think.

Does anyone else feel like we, as a society are being "played" in a sort?
Not like a Area 51 level conspiracy, haha

This just seems so insane that these activities are actually occurring in our- or my- lifetime.
Brenden
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Aug 8, 2016 6:50 PM CST
I also read about it and found it interesting. They said that these genetically engineered mosquitos released will be all males and nonbiting. The offsprings from these GE moquitos will not live past the pupae stage. As a result there will be a reduction in the mosquitos population that carries the Zika virus. Sounds too wonderful that it seems too good to be true. Given the problems with GMO foods, I just don't trust man's handling and claims of its benefits. What if some of these offsprings mutate and survive past the pupae stage and become biting adult mosquitos that carry even deadlier diseases?? I don't think we should go about messing with nature.
Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
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bhart90
Aug 8, 2016 7:09 PM CST
I could not agree more. My god. No pun intended, but playing god, is definitely not in the rulebook...

Brenden
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Aug 10, 2016 7:00 AM CST
This technique has been successful in the past. Almost the exact thing was done to nearly eliminate the screw worm in cattle.
Porkpal
Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
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bhart90
Aug 10, 2016 6:46 PM CST
Really? Never heard of that, before I was born Pork? 90'
Brenden
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Aug 10, 2016 8:19 PM CST
It was started in 1958.
Porkpal
Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
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bhart90
Aug 13, 2016 5:48 AM CST
Haha, so yea, a bit of a window thanks pork haha
Brenden

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