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American Environmental Agency allows British company Oxitec to produce genetically modified mosquitoes

What is genetically modified mosquitoes?

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USA NEWS – All the countries of the world are affected by the deadly mosquito-borne disease. Due to this disease, Khako lives every year. The US has now launched a new technology to fight the problem, named genetically modified mosquitoes.

What is genetically modified mosquitoes?

In the lab special types of male mosquitoes are prepared, they contain a special protein. It is called genetically modified mosquito.

The male mosquito never causes disease because it does not bite humans. It depends on the juice of flowers for food.

The female mosquito bites humans and spreads deadly diseases. They are named OX5034. They will be released on an island in Florida in 2021. A total of 75 crore mosquitoes will be released over a period of two years.

Some people protested

Scientists do not agree that it would be right to do so. It is like manipulating nature. Doing this among people is just like using Jurassic Park.

At the same time, another group says that releasing mosquitoes that do not have the effect of pesticides in the environment can cause ecosystem damage.

British company Oxitec to produce genetically modified mosquitoes

Oxitech, the company that runs the pilot project, said it is desirable

People of Oxitech, the company that runs the pilot project, say that doing so will not cause any harm to both humans and the environment. This thing has also come out in the research done by the government.

The company says that research has also been done on it in Brazil, the results of which have been positive. In addition to Florida, Texas is also planned to start the project in 2021.

According to Oxitec company scientists, in the last few years we have released 1 million such genetically modified mosquitoes. So far no threat or harm has been reported.

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