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#296864 - 08/23/20 04:27 PM Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
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Loc: Somewhere in Florida
What could possibly go wrong?

https://www.epa.gov/pesticides/epa-appro...-better-protect

Jeanette Isabelle
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#296870 - 08/24/20 03:24 PM Re: Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
KenK Offline
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Registered: 06/26/04
Posts: 2131
Loc: NE Wisconsin
Yeah, you can't help but wonder.

Honestly, I didn't know all those tropical type diseases impact the southern U.S. states.

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#296876 - 08/25/20 10:12 PM Re: Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes [Re: KenK]
nursemike Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 870
Loc: wellington, fl
Originally Posted By: KenK
Yeah, you can't help but wonder.

Honestly, I didn't know all those tropical type diseases impact the southern U.S. states.


That's global warming for you. tropical disease migration

looking forward to picking up leishmaniasis and guinea worms in West Palm Beach.
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#296882 - 08/27/20 01:51 PM Re: Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
brandtb Offline
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Registered: 11/26/04
Posts: 390
Loc: S.E. Pennsylvania
Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
What could possibly go wrong?

Jeanette Isabelle


Having slapped about five mosquitoes yesterday while I was sitting on my back porch smoking a cigar and having a shot of Irish whiskey, I'm willing to risk it.
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#296883 - 08/27/20 02:05 PM Re: Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2918
Loc: Alberta, Canada
I suppose the benefit/harm calculation should include the pesticide spraying that would be necessary if disease-bearing mosquitoes became a permanent fixture.

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