Oxitec plans to release Genetically Modified Olive Flies in Catalonia

5 Aug

The Free

Plans to release genetically modified fly in Cataloniastop gmo flies
Up to 1,825,000 flies with their DNA mixed with marine organisms, bacteria, viruses and other insects could be released near Tarragona.  en español abajo

This week we have known the plans of the British company Oxitec to release to the environment  genetically modified olive flies in Catalonia. It is a manipulation that makes female larvae die within the olive. The intention of the company is to release transgenic flies up to 5,000 per week in Spain for one year (1,825,000 in total) near the city of Tarragona.

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