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Genetically-modified insects: under whose control?

Posted Nov 20 2012 1:12pm
Genetically-modified insects: under whose control? This paper examines the plans to commercialize GM insects, including agricultural pests. Such plans would result in many millions of GM insects being released in fields of crops, including olives, tomatoes, citrus fruits, cabbages and cotton. Many millions of GM mosquitoes have already been released in experiments intended to reduce transmission of dengue fever. Releases of GM insects are covered by laws and regulations that cover the release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and by general requirements for environmental and health protection. However, the paper raises concerns that the regulatory process on GM insects are being unduly influenced by companies seeking to commercialize GM insects. The full paper is available at: Alternative controls at:
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