The reference is GM Watch, Sept. 4, “GM fruit flies to be released—contamination threat.”
The GM company engineering the flies? Oxitec (UK). Oxford University is an investor in Oxitec. Why is that important?
The European Food Safety Authority panel poised to allow the insect
release has a serious conflict of interest, because panel scientists
work at Oxford University.
You know. Business as usual.
The GM fruit flies are an effort to lower the population of the flies,
which attack olives and many fruits. The theory goes this way: females
babies of the GM flies are engineered to die in the larval stage.
There’s only one problem. These larvae, which are maggots, will remain
in the olives and the fruit. So people who buy the fruit will be eating
Mmm. Delicious. And healthy, too. Right?