ALERT!!!! Florida residents ….. BREAKING NEWS!!



UK company Oxitec has withdrawn its plans to release GM olive and fruit flies in Spain and Brazil following human and environmental health questions from government regulators in the 2 countries.

BREAKING NEWS: GM olive fly applications withdrawn in Spain & Brazil. Oxitec, creator of GM flies, is unable to provide evidence of human health and environmental safety. These same concerns apply to Oxitec’s application to release GM mosquitoes in the Florida Keys – yet the FDA doesn’t seem to care.

GeneWatch UK today welcomed the withdrawal of Oxitec’s application to release millions of genetically modified (GM) olive flies in Catalonia, Spain. The withdrawal follows requests from the Catalan and Spanish regulators for further information.

“Today’s decision shows that regulators are starting to ask important questions about the impacts of releasing GM insects on humans and the environment”, said Dr Helen Wallace, Director of GeneWatch UK, “Oxitec has pulled its application because it does not have the answers to these questions”.

Oxitec’s decision to withdraw its experimental application follows requests from the regulators in Spain for further information about their technology, which involves the release of large numbers of GM olive flies to mate with wild ones.


The female offspring of the GM olive flies are programmed to die at the larval (maggot) stage when many will still be inside the olives where the female lays her eggs. Concerns raised by GeneWatch UK include impacts on the food chain and human and animal health of large numbers of dead GM maggots in olives, and the environmental impacts of releasing large numbers of non-native GM flies which cannot be contained.

Oxitec’s application to make large-scale experimental releases of GM Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Medfly) in fruit orchards in Brazil was also withdrawn from the agenda of the regulators CTNBio’s December meeting in Brazil last week. 

This application was submitted to Brazilian regulators CTNBio in January 2013 and will now not be decided until next year. Concerns about large numbers of GM maggots in fruit and the impact on fruit export markets are also likely to be a major issue in consideration of Oxitec’s application to release GM Medfly in Brazil.


For full article — READ:

#oxitec #GMOliveFlies #GMMosquitoes #gmo #oliveflies #mosquitoes #florida #floridakeys #EIS #environmentalimpactstudy #gmofreeusa



Genetically Modified Mosquitoes with Killer Gene to Beta Test in the Florida Keys Jan 2012


Published on Jan 2, 2013

To help combat a growing mosquito population in Florida, Oxitec has proposed a plan that involves releasing genetically modified male mosquitoes into the Florida Keys so that they will mate with existing females and hatch larvae that won’t live long enough to bite people, the Huffington Post reported. 

After learning about Oxitec’s plans, Key West resident Mila de Mier set up a petition to stop the company from releasing the mutant mosquitoes.


HB1 to Label GMOs needs your support! Contact Tom Goodson, the Vice Chair of the Ag & Natural Resources Subcommittee, and ask him to co-sponsor the bill – because you NEED TO KNOW IF IT’S GMO. If you have time to contact the rest of the committee members and ask them to support, please do that as well. The bill needs more public support for it to pass out of committee. You …can do this, Florida!

Kevin Rader:
Phone: (561) 218-5010

Halsey Beshears:
Phone: (850) 653-1213

Jim Boyd:
Phone: (941) 708-4968

Katie A. Edwards:
Phone: (954) 838-1371

Larry Lee, Jr.:
Phone: (772) 595-1391

Cary Pigman:
Phone: (863) 386-6000

Ray Pilon:
Phone: (941) 955-8077

Elizabeth W. Porter
Phone: (386) 719-4600

Betty Reed:
Phone: (813) 241-8024

Patrick Rooney, Jr.:
Phone: (561) 625-5176

Clovis Watson, Jr.:
Phone: (352) 264-4001

#Florida #FL #FloridaHB1 #gmo #labelgmos #needtoknow #righttoknow #freedom2chooz #gmofreeflorida #gmofreeusa


Label GMO Disco (parody of Village People “YMCA”)


Label GMO Disco
(Sung to the tune of YMCA by The Village People)

Don’t worry
What could possibly go wrong
We mix fruit trees
With the genes of a frog
We’ve got scientists
Who are smarter than God
We can make things better

In the tomato
A little human
In the rice that we sow
Mouse genes
Really make a pig grow
And we’ll make tons of money

Label GMO, we’ve got a right to know it
Label GMO
We ain’t in the mood
To have you mess with our food
Keep your hands off our peas and carrots

We patent food seed
So you have to pay
It blows freely
To the next farmer’s hay
Then we can sue him
The very next day
Every day’s a payday

We ALL are ONE!!


We ALL fight the fight!! 


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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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