Tag: Mosquitoes

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Set to Be Released in California and Florida

Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes are set to be released in California and Florida in an effort to reduce the number of real, disease-carrying invasive mosquitoes. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday approved use of the genetically engineered insects in pilot projects in specific districts across both states. The mosquitoes were made by UK-based biotechnology firm Oxitec,…


West Nile Virus Detected in Dead Crow Found in South Pasadena

SOUTH PASADENA—The first indication this year of West Nile virus circulating in Los Angeles County was detected in a dead crow collected in South Pasadena, the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District (MVCD) announced June 7. West Nile virus is spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. Birds can become…


Facts Matter (May 7): Bill Gates-Funded Company Releases Genetically Modified Mosquitoes in US

A biotech company, funded by the Bill Gates Foundation, is about to release genetically modified mosquitoes into the Florida Keys. It was just revealed that Maricopa County officials have refused to provide the county’s routers to the election auditors. As a response to the “defund the police” movement, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a round of…


Bill Gates-Funded Company Releases Genetically Modified Mosquitoes in US

Genetically modified mosquitoes have been released for the first time in the United States, as part of an experiment to combat insect-borne diseases such as Dengue fever, yellow fever and the Zika virus.