In case you did not know, genetically modified mosquitoes have earlier been introduced to cities like Malaysia, Brazil and others. Now, plans are that they will be introduced in farms of cotton, citrus fruits and other crops. Oxitec, a UK-based company, has taken the initiative to produce genetically modified insects in the natural ecosystem such that all diseases spread by these insects can be eliminated. The only factor which needs consideration is that all this will be done without any risk assessment. This leaves us to wonder how safe would this experiment be and its impact on the environment.
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