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  Posting date: December 04, 2018
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
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  Posting date: November 09, 2018
Release of Risky GM Mosquitoes in Burkina Faso Highly Unethical
Concerns raised about proposed release of genetically modified “male-sterile” mosquitoes in Burkina Faso.
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  Posting date: November 07, 2018
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.
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  Posting date: July 20, 2018
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.
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  Posting date: April 17, 2018
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.
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  Posting date: March 27, 2018
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.
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  Posting date: February 12, 2018
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.
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  Posting date: October 02, 2017
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.
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  Posting date: August 04, 2017
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.
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  Posting date: August 03, 2017
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.
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