Reviewing the GM Mosquito Trials in Burkina Faso Against the Bioeconomy of Science and Public Trust

Crucial questions remain regarding the engagement of Burkina Faso — and Africa — with GM mosquito trials. These need to be addressed in relation to the underlying bioeconomy of science, public engagement and trust in biomedical innovations. […]

GM Mosquitoes Interbreed with Wild Populations in Brazil

Contrary to claims that GM mosquito offspring would die before reaching adulthood, scientists have found evidence that the GM mosquitoes released by Oxitec have successfully interbred with natural mosquito populations in Brazil and are persisting in the environment. […]

Civil Society Denounces the Release of GM mosquitoes in Burkina Faso

Civil society organisations from Africa and around the world have strongly criticised the release of GM “male-sterile” mosquitoes in Burkina Faso. They say that the experiment is unethical and unjustifiable as the risks outweigh the benefits. […]

Oxitec’s failed GM mosquito releases worldwide – Forewarnings for Africa and the Target Malaria project

This briefing details the serious concerns arising from the releases of GM mosquitoes around the world, with forewarnings for proposed GM mosquito releases in Africa. […]

Antibiotic-Resistant GE Bacteria in Animal Feed Spreading Across Europe

Unapproved GE bacteria were first found in animal feed in Europe in 2014. Due to a lack of action, the GE bacteria have spread in animal farming environments, and have also passed their resistance to antibiotics on to other disease-causing microbes. […]

Cayman Islands Abandons Failed GM Mosquito Project

The Environmental Health Minister of the Cayman Islands has announced that the release of Oxitec’s GM Aedes aegypti mosquitoes has not worked, the contract with Oxitec will formally end soon, and the government will not invest in this technology any furth […]

Release of Risky GM Mosquitoes in Burkina Faso Highly Unethical

Concerns raised about proposed release of genetically modified “male-sterile” mosquitoes in Burkina Faso. […]

Critique of AU’s Endorsement of Gene Drive Mosquitos for Malaria ‘Eradication’ in Africa

Critique of African Union report endorsing the development of controversial gene drive mosquitoes for malaria ‘eradication’ in Africa and ‘enabling legislation’ for their deployment across its member states. […]

Failure of Oxitec’s GM Mosquito Field Trials in the Cayman Islands

Documents and correspondence released under Freedom of Information requests appear to show that the controversial release of genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the Cayman Islands is a failed project. […]

Insufficient Evidence to Support GM Mosquitoes as a Viable Tool to Control Mosquito-Borne Diseases

The lack of studies and reliable information impair the feasibility of using genetically modified mosquitoes in real-world conditions to control the spread of mosquito-borne diseases. […]