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. […]

Cayman Government Cancels Nationwide Roll-out of GM Mosquito Programme

The Cayman Islands government has reportedly cancelled a national roll-out of the genetically modified mosquito project by Oxitec amid budget cuts and concerns that the technology has yet to fully prove itself. […]

No Benefit to Imminent Release of Risky GM Mosquitoes in Burkina Faso

GM “male-sterile” mosquitoes are due to be released in Burkina Faso this year by Target Malaria, despite the admission that there are no benefits of this release for malaria control. […]

GM Mosquito Releases in the Caymans Risky and Ineffective

New information shows that the releases of GM mosquitoes in the Cayman Islands by Oxitec are risky and ineffective in their bid to suppress wild populations of disease-bearing mosquitoes and should be halted pending further investigation. […]

USDA Approves First Trials of GE Diamondback Moths, Avoids Full Environmental Impact Statement

In the face of the USDA’s approval of the first open-air trials of GE diamondback moth in upstate New York, civil society is calling for a halt to the trials, citing the lack of a full environmental impact assessment and public hearings. […]

Animal Feed Vitamin Supplement Contaminated by Illegal GE Bacteria

A strain of illegal GE bacteria was found in riboflavin vitamin supplements imported from China to Germany for animal feed use, highlighting the need for a database of detection methodologies for all GMOs used, both in contained use and field trials. […]

Questioning the Expansion of GM Mosquito Releases in the Cayman Islands

Plans to expand releases of GM mosquitoes in the Cayman Islands in 2017 raise important questions about cost-effectiveness, scientific protocols, risk assessment and public consent. […]

The Risks GM Insects Will Impose on Organic Farmers

A study has examined the potential intended and unintended impacts of the mass release of GM insects on organic farmers, finding that this is likely to impose uncertainty on individual farmers and the agricultural industry as a whole. […]

Assessing the Risks of GM Crops to Soil Microorganisms

This review discusses the factors that should be considered in the assessment of the risks of GM plants to soil microorganisms, the limitations of current research methods, and the prospects for better biosafety assessment. […]