Press Release; Court Documents Reveal Oxitec’s Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Could Cause Increased Numbers of Different Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes

GE mosquito company Oxitec has admitted a major risk of its technology – reducing one mosquito species may increase the numbers of a second disease-carrying species. […]

FDA’s Review of GE Mosquito Release in Florida Comes Under Public Critique

More than 270,000 people have raised concerns over the US FDA’s review of Oxitec’s planned release of genetically engineered mosquitoes in Florida. […]

Genetic Control is No Answer to Zika (or Dengue)

This article, written by an entomologist and mosquito vector control expert, argues why genetic modification of mosquitoes is no answer to mosquito-borne diseases. […]

Proposed Release of GM Moths Fraught with Unaddressed Risks

This report explains why the proposed field release of GM diamondback moths in New York is fraught with flaws, risks, missing safeguards and insufficient regulation. […]

Oxitec’s GM Mosquitoes: A Credible Approach to Dengue Fever?

GeneWatch UK briefing summarizing the concerns related to GM mosquitoes. […]

Superbugs Warning for Genetically Modified Insect Factories

This report warns that GM insect factories could spread antibiotic resistant bacteria into the environment, posing a risk to human health. […]

Caution Sounded on GM Mosquito Strategy to Control Diseases

Recent research from Panama raises questions on the strategy of releasing GM Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in a bid to control dengue, given the close similarities it has with another mosquito species, Aedes albopictus. […]

Gaps in Environmental Assessment for GE Diamondback Moths

The U.S. is considering an application for the field release of GE Diamondback moths in New York State. However, analyses by GeneWatch UK find several serious gaps in the assessment. […]

Alarm at Renewed Dengue Emergency Situation in Municipality Where GM Mosquito Trials Conducted

Civil society groups have expressed alarm at an increase in dengue incidence, leading to an emergency decree, in a town in Brazil where releases of GM mosquitoes are taking place. […]

Brazil Warned World’s First Commercial Release of GM Mosquitoes Requires Full Public Consultation

Environmental and civil society groups warn the Brazilian regulator of GMOs, CTNBio, not to approve commercial releases of GM mosquitoes in Brazil without full public consultation, access to conclusive field trials data and a post release monitoring plan. […]