Scientists say Key Haven is ‘the perfect’ island for releasing the genetically modified insects – but locals refuse to be ‘lab rats’ in FDA-cleared experiment

The Florida Keys are three months out from a straw poll vote on whether to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes on an island just east of Key West, and the tourist destination is awash in lawn signs.

Alongside the typical signs to vote for court clerk, judge, sheriff or school board, are signs that showcase the overhead view of a mosquito and read: “NO CONSENT, to release of genetically modified mosquitoes”.

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Source: Guardian Environment