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750 Million Genetically Modified Mosquitoes To Be Released In Fla. Keys

“Local officials in Florida have approved the release of 750 million mosquitoes that have been genetically modified to reduce local populations.

The aim is to reduce the number of mosquitoes that carry diseases like dengue or the Zika virus.

The green-lighting of a pilot project after years of debate drew a swift outcry from environmental groups, who warned of unintended consequences.”

BBC News had the story August 20, 2020.