A goddamned mosquito just bit me on my face in my own house because I live in Florida and it’s impossible to get away from these little fuckers.
[W]ith the GMO mosquito, there might be a way to kill a bunch of them that carry Zika…but of-fucking-course, the same groups who hate DEET and the mosquito trucks and vaccines and GMOs and probably toilet paper are thrashing around all apoplectic about the idea of a genetically modified bug….
This [GMO] mosquito is awesome and I want to release thousands in the ditch behind my house but here is what the whiny fuckwits who oppose it are saying:
Friends of Earth: Waaaah, the mosquitoes might mess up the ecosystem. What will birds eat? We just don’t knooooow. *handwringing*
Answer: It’s an invasive species. Florida doesn’t need it. Birds will eat another type of mosquito or bug because…have you people ever been to Florida? The whole fucking state is bird food.
Center for Food Safety: People might ingest the mosquito.
Answer: Don’t eat fucking mosquitoes and if you do happen to eat a bunch of mosquitoes, what’s the difference between eating a traditional gross mosquito and a GMO mosquito when you swallow it and it goes into your stomach? Does the Center for Food safety think you become a mosquito?
Institute of Responsible Technology’s Jeffrey Smith: Mosquito saliva could change the gene pool of future generations. I don’t know what that means but I am a ballroom dancer who wrote a book about seeds so I am an expert.
Answer: Oxitec only releases the males which don’t bite. Also, WHAT? Smith is trying to scare people with remote, made-up bullshit about bug spit when there is a mosquito causing real life diseases that humans are getting here in Real People World.
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