Release genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild to reduce the number of mosquito bites in Florida, USA, but many scientists fear will become experiments such as "Jurassic park" in real life.
Remembering the one-time fever movie "Jurassic Park" that terrified viewers when scientists conducted research to bring dinosaurs back to modern life but things got worse when " "T-Rex has escaped?
Genetically modified mosquitoes will be released into the environment in Florida.
Now, not in film but in real life, researchers in Florida USA want to do the same thing in life. Luckily, it's not a dinosaur, it's a genetically modified mosquito.
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has given the green light a plan to release about 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes to the environment in the hope of reducing human attacks.
The study stems from the fact that people in the area have long been harassed and attacked by mosquitoes. Local authorities have tried to spray the insecticide with chemicals to get rid of them.
If the genetically modified mosquitoes will release into the environment, the male will not bite and will not harm residents . Their bodies contain a protein that will reduce their chances of survival and hope they won't bite people. Therefore, it is possible to prevent dengue fever and Zika.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also approved the Florida plan and decided to conduct another test next year in Harris County, Texas.
However, the plan also faced many criticisms because it said that the impact on the environment has not been determined. Scientists also expressed concern about test surveillance. Jaydee Hanson, policy director of the Center for International Technology Evaluation and the Food Safety Center, described this as a "Jurassic Park experiment".
She worries that the experiment will encounter the same mistake in "Jurassic Park" that has unintended consequences because the agencies refuse to analyze environmental risks. Barry Wray, executive director of the Florida Keys Environmental Alliance, said people in Florida disagree with the release project.
Earlier, a pilot program to reduce the number of mosquitoes with transgenic male mosquitoes in a town in Brazil was not successful as expected by scientists. The researchers tested the release of 450,000 transgenic mosquitoes in the city of Jacobina, Brazil, but the results did not reduce the number of salt bites of humans but also led to the unintended genetic chaos of the population. mosquito form here.