Guess The Latest Genetically Modified Organism Threat to Hit the Ballots

Guess The Latest Genetically Modified Organism Threat to Hit the Ballots

  1. Tomatoes
  2. Rice
  3. Cows
  4. Mosquitoes

Answer: Mosquitoes

“Voters in one Florida county were at odds on a ballot referendum Tuesday about whether to allow the first trial of “Frankenflies” — mosquitoes genetically engineered to reduce populations of the species that spreads Zika.

That species, the Aedes aegypti, lives in homes and is difficult to root out with insecticides. In addition to Zika, they spread yellow fever, dengue and chikungunya.”

“… those mosquitoes will breed with native females, the ones that bite. Both the genetically engineered insects and their offspring carry a fatal gene, and die quickly. Over time, the population will thin out.”

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