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OPINION: OXITEC MOSQUITO PROJECT REFLECTS PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP

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10 years after the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District (FKMCD) first invited Oxitec to the Keys, and in efforts to find effective methods for controlling the invasive,...
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NO GMO RELEASES — YET. TRIAL WILL START IN SIX LOCATIONS.

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The Keys Weekly Newspapers checked in with the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District (FKMCD) to ask for an update on the Oxitec mosquito trial set to begin...

Village hears from experts as genetic-mosquito release experiment nears

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Conversations continue over Oxitec’s genetically modified mosquitoes amid the upcoming deployment of 130 boxes containing eggs in 15 areas in the Keys.  Exact locations weren’t made public, but...

Citizens protest over upcoming release of genetically modified mosquitoes

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Safe to say, most people hate mosquitoes. They hate them for reasons ranging from their ruining a gorgeous, cocktailed-up sunset to causing angry, itchy red spots on...

DID YOU MISS SOMETHING? A RECAP OF MIDDLE KEYS TOP STORIES FOR 2020

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For a sleepy little fishing town, Marathon can sure generate its share of headlines. While there was no local election drama, this Middle Keys city had lots...
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LETTER WRITER SAYS OXITEC SKEETER RELEASE IS ‘PERMANENT EXPERIMENT’

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On Aug. 18 the Florida Keys Mosquito Control approved a contract with Oxitec to release a half billion mosquitoes into our environment. I attended the FKMC board meetings...

Mosquito chairman explains GMM position

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On Aug. 18, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District (FKMCD) Board of Commissioners voted 4 to 1 to approve a trial using Oxitec’s second generation Genetically Modified...

Mosquito District workshop focuses on Keys trials

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Now that the Oxitec “Friendly Mosquito” trials have been approved by the federal and state governments, it’s up to the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District to decide...

Feds approve Oxitec mosquito trial

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The federal Environmental Protection Agency has approved field tests for Oxitec’s biologically modified mosquitoes. If approved by the state of Florida and local authorities, the first tests...
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