As a serious, retired, organic gardener, I’m cautious about most genetic engineering, opposing it. But here comes a work-around which should save lives and reduce suffering, in a way which I feel should be fairly considered. This approach is back in the news, now that it has received FDA approval. It got favorable exposure last year at Atlantic Monthly. Back then I posed a powerful question to fellow organic gardeners and ecologists: ¿ Are you an organic fundamentalist ? Nature has been genetically engineering itself forever. If we emulate her by following her lead, we can tame the wild without destroying it. ¿ Perhaps our mosquito neighbors would appreciate being healed of carrying killer strains, and being hated ?
Mosquito update from npr :