As if the government-controlled drones posing as birds aren’t a bad enough conspiracy theory, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced their plans to bug you this summer. This is not simply a theory or idea; they have joined up with biotech company Oxitec to deliver thousands of genetically engineered mosquitoes in both Florida and California in 2022 and 2024.
This bicoastal takeover is something that has been discussed for numerous years. The plan is to release these genetically engineered insects to help curb the spread of Dengue fever, Chikungunya, Zika, and yellow fever. These diseases spread rapidly thanks to the mosquitoes but don’t receive the international attention other diseases attract. With a lack of information being prevalent in society, treatment and prevention are minimal, at best.
Researchers hope to minimize these diseases by introducing 2.4 billion mosquitos into the ecosystem. These specific mosquitos are all male and have been genetically engineered (GE) to express the protein tTAV-OX5034. When these mosquitoes mate with natural female mosquitoes, the protein spreads but also kills off the female mosquitoes who are responsible for biting and spreading these diseases.
Dana Perls, Food and Technology Program Manager at Friends of the Earth, issued a statement in response to their release: “Scientists have found genetic material from GE mosquitoes in wild populations at significant levels, which means GE mosquitoes are not sterile. GE mosquitoes could result in far more health and environmental problems than they would solve… EPA needs to do a real review of potential risks and stop ignoring widespread opposition in the communities where releases will happen.”
While a very valid point, this is not the first time GE mosquitoes have been used.
Previously, they have helped to spread anti-malaria genes with great effectiveness. Using GE insects and other animals has been accepted practice for ages, and it helps improve the environment greatly. While many like to claim that this is akin to playing God, it is not being done without much research first. This is not like the Wuhan lab, where they play games with life-threatening viruses for fun.
Oxitec’s chief executive officer has also spoken out about these concerns. As a company, it has published its testing and believes combatting disease this way is absolutely essential.
“Given the growing health threat this mosquito poses across the U.S., we’re working to make this technology available and accessible. These pilot programs, wherein we can demonstrate the technology’s effectiveness in different climate settings, will play an important role in doing so. We look forward to getting to work this year.”
This kind of work is not easy, and prompts the environmental “experts” to come out of the woodwork. Performing these kinds of experiments comes only after many, many lab tests. They see how the mosquitoes interact and how the protein spreads. This isn’t just an idea written on a cocktail napkin that they one day decide to try. While it may start off that way, this kind of program is always tested in lab settings numerous times before going public.
As the environmentalists line up to warn everyone about these tests, they keep finding new ways for humans to get sick. Everything they do to keep the environment safe contradicts science and doesn’t allow humans to continue expanding.
While we may not necessarily need more space or better defenses against disease, if a new technique may save people, shouldn’t scientists try it? After all, the liberals are making a similar argument about COVID, and the jab (including boosters) appears to have more risks than the virus itself at this point.