For the last 6 years she was also part of a community who’s goal was to prevent the release of genetically engineered mosquitoes in Florida. Any public comment on the matter closes on April 9, according to Florida Keys News:
If you have something to say about the possible release of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys or elsewhere, now’s the time to do it.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday opened the month-long public comment period on the possible release of GM mosquitoes by British biotech company Oxitec, which submitted an application with the EPA in December. The EPA now has until July to make a decision on whether it will issue an experimental-use permit for a trial in the Keys.
Oxitec wants to release its male mosquitoes that are reared with a self-limiting gene. So when the males, which don’t bite, are released into the wild to mate with wild females, the gene is passed on and the offspring never survive to adulthood, according to product development manager Dr. Derric Nimmo.
So Please Sign the Petition here and let’s make Mila’s wish come true and get her to 300,000 signatures!
Facebook GcMaf info group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DrMary/learning_content/