"It is actually insane to consider such a proposal when the FDA should be eminently aware of the deadly problem its sister agency, the National Institutes of Health own hospital in Bethesda, Maryland which lost  of 17 patients to Gram negatives that during the course of trying to treat these patients constructed a separate ICU for infected patients"and then discovered that the super germs had escaped to the general hospital population."
There is no other way to ask, Are you all fuc***g crazy? Perhaps everyone associated with even considering the Oxitec's application to release genetically engineered mosquitoes in the U.S. (FDA-2014-N-2235) should be charged with attempted murder or potential creation of a weapon of mass destruction.
I am not going to bother to urge the FDA to reject the Oxitec application because my opinion about its consideration is clear. Furthermore, I sincerely hope that the agency will have the sense to not consider any proposal that releases altered genetic material into an environment shared by all living organisms on this world without a full hearing and unanimous acceptance of the methodology by peers and the public throughout the earth"
The Environment has its own right to be respected. It is very strange to me, that those who want to control nature, do no seem to understand we depend on the Planet's ecosystem not the other way around. The Environment does not depend on humans nor does it care about how we treat it. We don't possess the technology to create planets and ecosystems suitable for sustainable human habitation. Nor is the technology at hand where we could travel to one that is suitable for humans and other earth things. Therefore, we should not only stop mucking up this one and instead turn our attention to undoing the fine mess we are in.
Incredibly there are comments supporting the release of the GMOs.
For a really chilling assessment of KPC see: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3075864/ here are some excerpts:
Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing bacteria are a group of emerging highly drug-resistant Gram-negative bacilli causing infections associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Once confined to outbreaks in the northeastern United States (US), they have spread throughout the US and most of the world.
Infections caused by bacteria-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPCs) are becoming an increasingly significant problem worldwide since the first detection of these enzymes greater than a decade ago. In addition to the infection control challenges that have arisen, infections caused by these organisms present clinicians with serious treatment challenges, due to limited antibiotic options.
Prior to the first hospital outbreaks in New York City, carbapenem resistance in K pneumoniae was rare in the US.
Following the initial sporadic outbreaks in New York City, bacteria-producing KPC enzymes became endemic in many hospitals in the New York and New Jersey area.
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