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Reject the Release of Genetically Modified Mosquitos ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

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The Food and Drug Administration is being pressured to allow a British biotech company to release 10,000 genetically modified mosquitoes into the Florida Keys. The mosquitoes contain a gene that forces their offspring to self-destruct.

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Christeen Anderson (655)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 6:33 am

Pat B. (356)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 6:38 am

Kit B. (276)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 6:59 am

. Your signature has been recorded. We have enough problems with mosquitoes, we do not need genetically modified ones.

jeanne schreurs (205)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 7:00 am
All genetically modification should be forbidden. Noted and signed.

Beverly M. (88)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 7:13 am
Noted and signed ~ Thank you Cher!

Henrik Thorsen (31)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 7:51 am

Debbie Williamson (307)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 9:23 am
Noted and signed. Are humans incapable of learning from past mistakes?

. (0)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 10:16 am
petition signed

Lynn Squance (233)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 11:35 am
What kind of Pandora's Box are these idiot's opening? I hate mosquitoes and suffer when bitten, and I agree the prospects of being rid of mosquitoes is tantallising, but GM mosquitoes when all the facts aren't in is asking for big trouble.


Konstantin Sergeevich (5)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 12:15 pm


Konstantin Sergeevich (5)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 12:17 pm

Angelika R. (145)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 12:30 pm
HELL YES SIGNED, ban this BS idea- might even turn a bit human into a mosquito-who knows ?

Joanne Dixon (37)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 12:41 pm
Besides the potential affect directly on humans, wouldn't this tend to wipe out species that eat mosquitoes? Wouldn't that be mostly birds? And then what? Signed of course. (Where are all the people who want to wipe out cats because they catch birds? Wouldn't this threat be more dangerous than cats?)

S S. (0)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 12:54 pm
Signed, thank you.

Thomas P. (451)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 1:33 pm
Noted and signed...thanks Cher

Birgit W. (155)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 1:57 pm
Scarry. Signed.

Tracy H. (8)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 2:05 pm
Noted and signed

Lois Jordan (61)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 2:29 pm
This is just awful! Signed & noted. Thanks, Cher!

Jo S. (607)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 2:42 pm
Don't mess with Mother Nature. She just might come back to bite you with who knows what!
Thanks Cher.
Signed noted & shared.

Mariette G. (170)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 2:54 pm
What next? Your signature has been recorded. Thanks Cher!

. (0)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 2:54 pm
Signed and Noted.

janet f. (29)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 3:14 pm

Natalie V. (27)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 3:16 pm
noted / signed

Veerle V. (49)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 3:24 pm
Signed and shared !

Bartlomiej T. (296)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 3:41 pm
Signed. Thanks, Cher.

Cal Mendelsohn (1033)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 3:42 pm
signed and noted--thanks Cher

AniMae C. (480)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 4:38 pm
Your signature has been recorded.


Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 5:19 pm
Crazy humans. We are going to genetically modify ourselves into oblivion.
Not that it's anything to cry about.

Patsy Olive (0)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 6:19 pm
noted & done

Evelyn B. (79)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 7:02 pm
Noted and Signed Tks. Cher...

Pam Parsons (26)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 7:02 pm

Paulett Simunich (0)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 7:30 pm
Why would anyone think this is so wonderful ? What would happen in the area of release??? Any results of long term consequences? What is wrong with all these people????? We are killing ourselves....


Angeles Madrazo (298)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 8:13 pm

Charlene Rush (79)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 10:26 pm
Does any intelligent person, have any idea what may ensue from releasing these insects into the environment? We don't have the knowledge that TIME could produce to show us the effects of this research.

Have we learned nothing from the past? Whenever, a new type or species of any form is introduced, it takes, sometimes, years to realize the results. In many cases, the results were worse than the situation was to begin with.

May I suggest that the individuals involved in this decision, release these mosquitos into their own personal environment, before they release them into the environment of the people living in the keys.

Fran F. (118)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 11:48 pm
This is NOT a good idea! Like others here, I am incredulous that releasing genetically modified mosquitos would even be considered. Signed, thanks, Cher

Candy L. (473)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 12:35 am
Why in the world would the Food and Drug Administration let a British biotech company release 10,000 genetically modified mosquitoes into the Florida Keys?????????????

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (43)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 12:52 am

Donna Hamilton (159)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 3:32 am
N&S. Thanks, Cher.

Anna Undebeck (256)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 3:33 am
N&S. Thanks

Joy Catalan (95)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 3:35 am
WHAT???aren't the hands of people in the FDA full yet, that they need to add another problem?

Arwen Woods (207)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 3:59 am
Signed, noted and shared. Thanks Cher.x

Carmen Elisa Bonilla-Jones (1)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 4:40 am
Unbelievable! Again, man decides to play GOD. We might not like being fed on by mosquitoes but this is no excuses to destroy them or the insects and fish that use them as food. If the British want to continue on this path then let them do it at home which I would not recommend. We have no idea of the reprecussion on the rest of the food chain or the environment once they are released. I for one to do not want to find out!

Gina M. (0)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 7:50 am
If these mosquitos have not been tested in Britain, then why should we be the guinea pigs?

Mary T. (339)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 8:40 am
Signed and noted, please do not release these mosquitoes period

Barbara V. (51)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 1:17 pm
As much as I despise mosquitoes, there are certain birds, etc., that depend upon them for food. I am not sure how this works or how many species rely on them, but I hesitate to sign anything genetically modified. These scientists may be messing around with something they don't know that much about.

Barbara V. (51)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 1:20 pm
WHOOPS! Wait a minute! I overlooked the word "reject." So I'll sign. Sorry!

Elizabeth M. (68)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 1:40 pm
Noted and Signed. Thank You for bringing awareness to this Cher. When will this genetic engineering stop???
It takes years to get the real results!

Diane L. (110)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 11:26 pm
Genetically modified ANYTHING is scarey. I'm not sure how I feel about this one, though. Barbara brought up a good point..............mosquitos are food for many other species. How would GMO'd mosquitos that were then eaten by other species affect THEM? I was under the impression that research had been done that could render male mosquitos sterile, therefore when they mate, no offspring will even be produced, period. Why not go that route?

We DO know that insecticides when mass-sprayed are dangerous not just to insects but to other species. The diseases spread by mosquitos are becoming more and more numerous. Technology can do something to slow that down, but doubt this is the right approach.

Julie W. (28)
Monday April 29, 2013, 2:30 am
We have a big problem with Meditteranean fruit fly in Australia. One state has just about eradicated them, using sterile fliy release. Why could't this be done to the mosquitoes? It avoids the problem of GM insects.

Arild Warud (173)
Monday April 29, 2013, 2:44 am
Signed,TY Cher.

Shirley B. (5)
Monday April 29, 2013, 9:03 am
Noted & signed X2. As if the bats, dragonflies and other species don't have enough wiping out their food supply. Maybe if there weren't so many pesticides, nature would keep the proper balance.

Julie E. (373)
Monday April 29, 2013, 11:35 am

Michela m. (4049)
Monday April 29, 2013, 6:26 pm


Edgar Zuim (47)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 12:52 pm

. (0)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 5:46 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks Cher

Carol H. (229)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 4:42 pm
signed and noted

Valerie Disle (66)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 4:58 pm

Jane Williams (165)
Friday June 7, 2013, 1:42 pm
INSANE noted and signed

Yvonne F. (176)
Friday September 6, 2013, 10:47 am
So signed!!!!!! What will they obtain with this?
Thanks Cher
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