In the beginning of things men were animals and animals men. ~ Algonquin saying

"For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much — the wheel, New York, wars and so on — whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man — for precisely the same reasons." ~ The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Online petition against releasing GM mosquitoes

PETALING JAYA: Concerned citizens who are against the proposed release of genetically modified (GM) male mosquitoes in certain parts of the country have started an online petition campaign to get their message across the nation.

The online petition, titled “No to the release of GM mosquitoes in Bentong and Alor Gajah”, was initiated by Cheah Hooi Giam from Penang and has so far garnered 290 signatories.

According to the article, Malaysia will be the only country where the release of GM mosquitoes have been released. The petition's creator Cheah Hooi Giam, says that Malaysia doesn't have the resources to test, control or otherwise deal with the GM'd insects, and questions the relationship between government, citizens and "commercial interests."

Online petition against releasing GM mosquitoes

(reposted on Octopus Confessional.)

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