Bill Gates is at it yet again. After promoting dangerous vaccines at home and abroad as well as GMOs in the third world, Gates is continuing on with his mission of promoting genetic modification by donating money to into a project allegedly designed to eradicate malaria.
If this program sounds familiar, that’s because it is.
Oxitec has been creating franken-mosquitoes for years under the guise of eradicating dengue fever, Zika virus, and now malaria. Gates has also been involved with the same project, having donated $4.9 million to work on various “killer mosquitoes” projects.
One risk associated with the Oxitec experiment (both Aedes aegypti and Anopheles) is the potential for the release of genetically engineered biting females into the environment. Since female mosquitoes are the mosquitoes which bite humans, Oxitec claims that its GE mosquito population is an all-boys club. However, due to the method by which the mosquitoes are sorted, the potential for release of female mosquitoes is very real.
As Eric Hoffman writes, “The sorting is conducted by hand and could result in up to 0.5 percent of the released insects being female. This would raise new human health concerns as people could be bit by GE mosquitoes. It could also hamper efforts to limit the spread of dengue fever.”
It should also be noted that eradicating the Aedes aegypti type of mosquito might well leave the area open to invasion by other species who may, in fact, be much more dangerous to human health. For instance, the Asian Tiger mosquito, considered one of the most invasive species in the world, is known to be a carrier of both dengue fever and the West Nile Virus. What would be the result of an Asian Tiger invasion into South Florida? An eradication of Aedes aegypti might well provide us with an answer.
Likewise, one must ask what the effects would be of an eradication of the Anopheles species in areas currently afflicted with malaria.
In December 2011, I wrote an article entitled “Releasing Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Poses Unknown Risks to Florida” where I documented the Oxitec plans to release 5-10,000 GM mosquitoes near the Florida Keys. This program was presented to the public under the guise of an attempt to eradicate dengue fever and is still awaiting approval from regulatory agencies despite widespread opposition from the public. So if it is true that there is a link between the GM mosquitoes and Zika virus, then Florida may soon be covered in ticking time bombs over its swamps, waiting to provide us with yet another public health emergency.
Yet the program itself is actually older than that. In 2009, also under the guise of preventing the spread of dengue fever, GM mosquitoes were released by Oxitec in the Cayman Islands. In fact, it is this release that has many questioning whether or not the GM mosquitoes actually have a link to increased rates of dengue fever. After all, shortly after the release of the GM mosquitoes in the Caymans, cases of dengue fever in Florida doubled. Is it merely a coincidence that cases of dengue increased shortly after millions of mosquitoes capable of carrying the fever were released miles away in the Cayman Islands?
I highly recommend reading my article, “Zika Mosquitoes Same As GM Mosquitoes Released Off The Coast Of Florida” in order to get a better understanding of how projects like this, particularly with Dengue fever have been of particular interest to the US government and US military in the past.
However, for now, it is undoubtedly worth it to ask whether or not the third world countries currently suffering under malaria will be seeing a spike in the disease as a result of Oxitec’s new genetic modification experiment. Even more so, it is undoubtedly worth it to explore the “unknown unknowns” in regards to the potential environmental and health disasters that may result yet again from Bill Gates.
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