Genetically Modified mosquitoes are about to be released in Florida by the UK based company Oxitec, who I am sure are convinced the repercussions of any tinkering with nature will be so slight, if not completely negligible, that there are no risks to the eco-system at all – and only a benefit to mankind So, should we read more.
When eminent figures such as Sir David King, former advisor to UK Government, and Sir Richard Feacham, former Executive Director of the Global Fund to fight HIV/Aids, TB & Malaria take the time to sign a petitoin criticising proposed new EU Regualtions regarding pesticides -as they did in 2008 – something must be amiss. The read more.
I first knew about the accusation when I read several articles in the Pakistan press earlier this week all stating the current Dengue fever outbreak in Pakistan was the work of the US (http://bit.ly/o5vlPv ) . Dengue fever is only spread by the bite of an infected mosquito so it seemed likely to me that one read more.
A comparison of the types and method of repelling mosquitoes available online. The majority of searches online will involve mosquito repellents although obviously insect repellents will include a much broader field to include cockroaches, flies, ticks, bees, wasps, beetles, ants, scorpions…in fact a good estimate is that there are over 1 million different species of read more.
Here is a slightly tongue cheek look at avoiding mosquito bites when using popular advice given on line…… 1) Holiday in either of the polar regions – the only places where there are no mosquitoes 2) Stay indoors between dusk and dawn to thwart most mozzies carrying Malaria and West Nile virus – and then from read more.