Bugs in the System? Issues in the Science and Regulation of Genetically Modified Insects

  • January 22, 2004

Researchers are using biotechnology to develop genetically modified insects for a wide variety of purposes, including fighting insect-borne diseases like malaria and controlling destructive insect agricultural pests, but the federal government lacks a clear regulatory framework for reviewing environmental safety and other issues associated with GM insects, according to this report by the Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology.

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