Many times unfortunately elected officials in the keys have their heads screwed on wrong. They make bad decisions. I do not think maliciously. They just do not exercise common sense.
There was a meeting last week concerning the Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board’s intention/desire to use genetically modified mosquitoes to kill off dengue fever and other diseases. It is accomplished by the sterilization of mosquitoes.
GMOs in mosquitoes! Mosquitoes that bite humans! If we do not want GMOs in our food, why would we want them in mosquitoes? Makes no sense to me.
Even worse, there are no federal approvals supporting the idea. Testing in the keys will be one of the reports submitted to the government when approval is sought. Which means we are to be used as guinea pigs.
I live in Key Haven. It has been reported that the primary testing area will be Key Haven.
I am against it. Stay out of Key Haven and the keys. If and when the federal government approves, ten years there after come back and ask us to reconsider.
Sean Kinney has an excellent article on the issue in this morning’s KONK Life E-News Blast.
I did nothing yesterday. Sunday was my day of rest. Never left the house. Sat outside most of the day in the shade of the tiki hut writing this week’s KONK Life column. The article concerns itself with the loss of the American dream. It is gone gone.
Have to hustle. Another doctor visit this morning.
Enjoy your day!
“Sat outside most of the day in the shade of the tiki hut writing this week’s KONK Life column. The article concerns itself with the loss of the American dream. It is gone gone.”
Lou, is KONK Life available online so we can read the column? If not, anyway you can post your KONK Life columns here on the blog? I am sure they are interesting reads. Thanks.
If sense was common everyone would have some.
GMOs have been around for centuries and they will continue. Humans have to play with genes, its in our genes. We wouldn’t be where we are without them.
Sterilized insects including mosquitoes have been used successfully in areas throughout the world since the 1940s. Personally I prefer that to carcinogenic insecticide.
One thing I guess I should mention just in case. Most know that only the female mosquito ‘stabs’, but, some may not.
That said, the sterile bugs would all be males in order to decrease/eliminate reproduction of the specific critter that is associated with Dengue fever. As far as I know, mosquito species don’t ‘cross-pollinate’.
GONE GONE GONE– and let’s keep it gone gone gone in 2016 with another liberal in the White House.
The American Dream is alive but not well. We need to reduce taxes, kick some ass around the world and get a business minded man in the White House. I think we’ve proved that a “community organizer” in the White House has been a dismal failure!