Russia Reveals All in Biolabs Briefing, Ask US to Explain Illegal Activity in Ukraine; Vaccine Toxicity; Power of Meditation; Twitter Sale on Hold and More

 

Russia Reveals All in Biolabs Briefing
Russian Ambassador to the UN Dimitry Polyanskiy asks for the US to explain its illegal activity in Ukraine.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Waterloo, Dr Michael Palmer MD explains how the toxicity of the Covid vaccines  negatively affects  our natural immune systems.

Survey shows over 500,000 killed by the COVID vaccines so far

The power of mediation can enhance our immune system.

Musk Says Twitter Deal on Hold Over Spam Bots

By Tom Ozimek
May 13, 2022 Updated: May 13, 2022

Billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk said that the deal to buy Twitter is “temporarily on hold” until detailed information comes to light that backs Twitter’s claim that bots or fake accounts make up fewer than 5 percent of users on the platform.

“Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5 percent of users,” Musk wrote in a tweet.

In his missive, Musk linked to a Reuters report from early May stating that Twitter had estimated in a filing that false or spam accounts represented fewer than 5 percent of its monetizable daily active users during the first quarter.

Twitter said in the April 28 filing (pdf) that “there are a number of false or spam accounts in existence on our platform.”

“We have performed an internal review of a sample of accounts and estimate that the average of false or spam accounts during the first quarter of 2022 represented fewer than 5 percent of our mDAU [monetizable daily active users] during the quarter,” the company added.

Twitter’s disclosure came days after Musk said one of his priorities would be to remove “spam bots” from the platform, which he has offered to buy for around $44 billion.

The Epoch Times has reached out to Twitter for comment.

Musk’s announcement was met with a mixed response by Twitter users, with economist Peter Schiff seeing it as proof that Musk “never actually intended to buy Twitter” and that he was “bluffing the entire time,” while trader Sven Henrich, who has been critical of fake accounts on the platform, gave Musk’s message a thumbs up, saying, “due diligence is always worthwhile.”

‘Authenticate All Real Humans’

Musk has said that, if his bid to buy Twitter is successful, he intends to authenticate all real humans on the platform.

“If our twitter bid succeeds, we will defeat the spam bots or die trying,” Musk said in an April 21 tweet. He followed that message up with a pledge to “authenticate all real humans.”

Spam bots on Twitter are automated accounts that can take actions like real humans, such as sending out tweets, following other users, as well as liking and retweeting other users’ posts. Such accounts can be programmed to try and drive traffic to a product or service as part of a commercial endeavor or spread content as part of a social or political influence operation.

While Twitter allows some bots to operate on its platform as long as they are labeled as automated accounts, Twitter does not allow spam bots and has policies in place to try and eliminate them.

Permissible bots can be used for benign purposes like broadcasting information about adverse weather events or emergencies. Malicious spam bots, on the other hand, have been used to spread content containing malware or subjecting users to other scams.

‘Definitely Their Enemy’

Musk’s plans to reform Twitter include trying to clean up the platform of spam bots. In an April 25 statement, Musk spoke of “enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans.”

“If someone is operating a bot and troll army, then I am definitely their enemy,” Musk said at a Met Gala in early May.

Some prominent Twitter users have backed Musk’s effort to cleanse the platform of spam bots.

“You have hit the nail squarely in the head with these tweets,” wrote Chief Investment Officer at Hayman Capital Management, Kyle Bass, in a tweet commenting on Musk’s pledge to tackle the spam bot problem.

“The fact that spam bots (Chinese, Russian, etc) overwhelm real conversations on Twitter degrades the platform and is designed to spread propaganda into the West. It’s time to demand authentication and delete bots,” Bass added.

While reining in spam bots is sure to be hailed by users concerned about their malicious or fraudulent activity, a tougher crackdown could have an adverse impact on Twitter’s total user count.

Twitter had 229 million users who were served advertising in the first quarter of 2022.

‘Inclusive Arena for Free Speech’

Musk has said his aim in seeking to buy Twitter is to take the company private and transform it into an “inclusive arena for free speech.”

The takeover attempt is not about making money, Musk has insisted, but to affect a number of changes to the platform and reduce the “civilizational risk” to freedom and democracy from what Musk has described as Twitter’s excessive and opaque restrictions on expression.

Besides seeking to crack down on spam bots, Musk has vowed to make the algorithm open source to bolster transparency, while looking to shift the content moderation policies towards erring on the side of more free speech.

Musk has also spoken out against permanent suspensions on the platform, suggesting he would lift Twitter’s ban on former President Donald Trump if his bid to buy Twitter and take it private succeeds.

“Permanent bans should be extremely rare and really reserved for accounts that are bots, or scam, spam accounts,” Musk said at an event hosted by the Financial Times.

“I do think it was not correct to ban Donald Trump. I think that was a mistake,” he added.

Tom Ozimek

REPORTER
Tom Ozimek has a broad background in journalism, deposit insurance, marketing and communications, and adult education. The best writing advice he’s ever heard is from Roy Peter Clark: ‘Hit your target’ and ‘leave the best for last.’
Extraterrestrials Among us?

May be a black-and-white image of 6 people and text that says 'PALOMAR: OPLANCTA. ESTAD บิุาระาเตา่า a.a.aすi 公一 SENNT -FLYINC DESHINEWSPOST.COM During a UFO Convention on Mt. Palomar in 1954, at the end of the first day, there was a stir when the audience noticed an unusual presence of α beautiful woman in the company of two men. One of the men wore glasses. The three were light-skinned and the woman had blond hair, but, oddly, her eyes were black and intense. She had excessive cranial formation, and α strange bone mark on the forehead. Some people became convinced that they were Venusians living incognito among us!'

From the Law of One
Questioner: Is there then, from the point of view of an individual who wishes to follow the service-to-others path, anything of importance other than disciplines of personality, knowledge of self, and strengthening of will?
Ra: I am Ra. This is technique. This is not the heart. Let us examine the heart of evolution.
Let us remember that we are all one. This is the great learning/teaching. In this unity lies love. This is a great learn/teaching. In this unity lies light. This is the fundamental teaching of all planes of existence in materialization. Unity, love, light, and joy; this is the heart of evolution of the spirit.
The second-ranking lessons are learn/taught in meditation and in service. At some point the mind/body/spirit complex is so smoothly activated and balanced by these central thoughts or distortions that the techniques you have mentioned become quite significant. However, the universe, its mystery unbroken, is one. Always begin and end in the Creator, not in technique.  https://www.llresearch.org/channeling/ra-contact/52#11

Trump Sues Clinton, DNC and MSM; Chernobyl nuclear plant; The Putin Interviews and Patterns of Near Death Experiences

George Papdopoulos says “Panic is Starting to Settle In” for Hillary, Democrats and MSM

https://rumble.com/vyhmih-george-papdopoulos-says-panic-is-starting-to-settle-in-for-hillary-democrat.html

Chernobyl nuclear plant labs appear abandoned, and server room raided https://rumble.com/vynuft-chernobyl-nuclear-plant-labs-appear-abandoned.html

The Putin Interviews (2017) – Complete Part 1 – 4
Academy Award-winning film-maker Oliver Stone interviews Russian dictator Vladimir Putin about divisive issues related to U.S.-Russia relations.

“This Is Nuremberg 2” – Forcing Experimental Jabs on DOD Personnel is an Illegal Order

Attorney Todd Callender: “This is Nuremberg 2. What it was the government was proposing was patently illegal. What our government is doing right now… is what we hung people for in Germany in 1945 and 1946.”


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Patterns of Near Death Experiences

Thousands of records of near-death experiences affirm some of humanities most profound beliefs
BY JANICE MINER HOLDEN TIMEMARCH 27, 2022

Every year, thousands of people (the “experiencers”) survive close brushes with death due to illness or to accidental or self-inflicted injury. Most of them remember nothing unusual from the episode, but a minority of about 10-20 percent do remember a near-death experience (NDE). Since 1975, when then-medical-student, now-psychiatrist Raymond Moody coined the term NDE in his groundbreaking book “Life After Life,” hundreds of research studies have revealed the features of the experience itself, as well as its aftereffects.

In an NDE, the experiencers find themselves—their consciousness—functioning apart from their physical body. The experience typically feels real, if not hyper-real—that is, more real than usual waking reality. An experiencer might be perceiving the material world, usually from a position above the physical body.

Perception in that state is “normal plus”—meaning that things, people, shapes, and colors appear as they do in the physical body, but the person has additional abilities. These include being able to both see and see through physical objects, know the unspoken thoughts of people nearby, move instantaneously at the speed of thought, and travel to locations far from the body.

Other people perceive environments and beings of a trans-material nature: that is, not of the material world. Environments include preternatural scenes similar to those on Earth, except for unusual features, such as colors not seen on Earth, and plants emanating consciousness. Beings include deceased loved ones and other humans, as well as spiritual or religious figures—some identifiable, others not—with whom the experiencer communicates mind-to-mind.

One commonly encountered entity is a being of light, who exudes a love that experiencers say has no parallel on Earth. Often in the presence of this being, the experiencer has a life review (simultaneously reviewing and re-experiencing every moment of one’s life), while also being everyone with whom the experiencer had interacted—literally knowing firsthand how their actions affected each of these other people.

Or they might perceive both—usually the material world first, then the trans-material—but possibly in any order or even both at the same time, such as a woman whose NDE occurred when her heart stopped beating during surgery and, from a location outside her physical body, she was fully conscious and saw spiritual entities in the operating room.

NDEs range from relatively simple, with only one or two uncomplicated features, to complex, with numerous features rich with detail. The more complex the NDE, the more likely the experiencer is to report aftereffects.

Psychologically, experiencers’ values may be transformed, such as totally losing a fear of death or becoming less materialistic and more concerned about others and our planet. Spiritually, experiencers often become much more interested in spiritual matters, and have an ongoing sense of connection to the trans-material domain. Physically, experiencers might manifest changes in their diets and sleep patterns, and in electrical devices in their vicinity. Light bulbs, cell phones, and computers might malfunction far more often than is the case with people who have not had an NDE.

And socially, experiencers often change affiliations with people and organizations, as well as with careers, gravitating toward work that involves service to others. Because, for most people, an NDE is a sudden immersion into an alternate reality, the process of reconciling the experience with a return to physical life can be challenging, and the integration process can take years.

The features of the experience itself—as well as its aftereffects—are now well-established through hundreds of research studies and countless personal reports.

Beyond the features and aftereffects are the implications of these experiences. The most consistent “take-away” message from experiencers is that each human life has purpose, and the overall purpose is to advance in one’s capacity to love and to acquire knowledge. What a different experience life on Earth would be if these principles guided everything from moment-to-moment personal interactions to government policies.

Among the reasons that such principles have not “caught on” widely is the question of the “reality” of NDEs. Beyond experiencers’ typical subjective sense that their experiences were absolutely real, what evidence exists for their objective reality?

Researchers have addressed this topic through study of a phenomenon called “veridical perception.” In veridical perception, experiencers report having perceived something during their NDE that was impossible to perceive through normal means, considering the condition and position of their physical body, and that was impossible to deduce from what the experiencers knew at the time of their NDE. Over 100 cases of this type have been compiled in a 2016 book by Titus Rivas, Anny Dirven, and Rudolf Smit entitled “The Self Does Not Die: Verified Paranormal Phenomena From Near-Death Experiences.” Here are three illustrative cases.

Case 3.1 Observing an Amputation

Jean-Jacques Charbonier, a French anesthetist-ICU doctor at the Capio Clinique Saint-Jean Languedoc, in Toulouse, France, became known for his work in the area of NDEs and life after death. In the documentary “Untimely Departure: Near-Death Experience” (a translation of the French-language documentary “Faux Départ—Enquète sur les EMI/NDE),” he mentioned a relevant case of a patient of his: “I operated on a woman under general anesthetic. And when she woke up, she described her operation as if she had been on the ceiling. Not only that, she also described the operation that took place in the next theater, the amputation of a leg. She saw the leg; she saw them put the leg in a yellow bag. She couldn’t possibly have invented that, and she described it as soon as she woke up. I checked afterwards, and the operation had indeed taken place in the next theater. A leg had been amputated at the very same time that she was under anesthetic and, thus, totally disconnected from the world.” (Rivas et al., pp. 58-59)

Case 6.5 Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s Young Patient

The well-known Swiss psychiatrist and thanatologist, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, has written about the dying process of young children. One of the examples she cited concerned a little boy who had been in a coma following a car accident that had involved his mother and his brother Peter. The boy came out of his coma briefly and told Dr. Kübler-Ross, “Yes everything is all right now. Mommy and Peter are already waiting for me.” He smiled contentedly and then slipped back into a coma from which he never recovered.

Kübler-Ross already knew that the boy’s mother had died at the scene of the accident, but as far as she knew, his brother Peter had survived. Peter had been brought to another hospital with serious burns because the car had caught fire before rescuers had been able to extricate him. Kübler-Ross decided she would contact the other hospital to check on Peter’s condition. However, as she was about to place the call, she received a call from the other hospital to notify her that Peter had died a few minutes before.

Kübler-Ross claimed to have witnessed this pattern a number of times before, in which a child was not apprised of the death of a loved one, but still perceived this person during the child’s own process of dying. She concluded that she could not attribute this pattern simply to chance. (Rivas et al., p. 152)

Case 8.2 Ralph Duncan

In his book “Lessons from the Light,” social psychologist and NDE researcher Kenneth Ring reported a case of miraculous healing. The case derived from Professor Emeritus Howard Mickel of the religion department at Wichita State University in Kansas. Mickel investigated this case thoroughly and stood staunchly behind its authenticity.

In the 1970s, a leukemia patient named Ralph Duncan was dying. He had obviously been told that he had only a short time to live and had already prepared himself for his death. During his hospital admission, he had an NDE during which he met a being of light. Duncan took this being for Jesus, even though the being did not look like traditional pictures of him. The being of light had eyes that were “shooting fire.”

Duncan and the being had a telepathic contact with each other in the form of three brief sentences: “That’s enough. It’s dead. It’s gone.” After he regained consciousness, these words were still echoing in his ears. He did not quite understand what was meant by “That’s enough.” But he associated “It’s dead” with the disappearance of his leukemia. The last time Ring had news of the man, in 1989, he was still doing well. (Rivas et al., p. 175)

Six research teams have attempted to capture veridical perception under controlled conditions. Typically, the team identifies hospital departments in which cardiac arrest is most likely to occur and “plants” visual targets above eye level, facing the ceiling—in the hope that a patient will be resuscitated and report an NDE, including an accurate description of the target. Every such attempt so far has failed. Numerous factors make these types of cases difficult to capture: including that they are rare, that the exact location of the experiencers’ consciousness cannot be predicted, and that the experiencers’ attention is often drawn to aspects of their situation related to their well-being, rather than to visual targets that have no meaning for them.

For now, researchers—and humanity—are left with numerous cases in which the apparently veridical material is verified by a credible third party—usually the medical personnel in attendance during the experiencer’s medical crisis. Not only do most medical personnel have no reason to advance a false story, but in most cases, they actually are discouraged from sharing such stories because the stories contradict the prevailing view in medicine that such things simply cannot happen.

In Gallup’s annual poll of Americans’ views of the trustworthiness of various professionals, physicians and nurses consistently score among the very most trusted. Despite their credibility, many people find even an extensive collection of such cases to be inadequate to convince them that veridical perception actually occurs during NDEs. To be convinced, they await such time as the phenomenon is captured under controlled circumstances. It remains for readers to decide for themselves what constitutes sufficient evidence that a mind can function independent of matter.

Janice Miner Holden, EdD, LPC-S, ACMHP, retired from the University of North Texas in 2019 after 31 years on the counseling program faculty where her primary research area was near-death and related experiences. She serves currently as president of the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) and continues as editor of IANDS’s peer-reviewed Journal of Near-Death Studies.  

Truth Bombs About Our Government; Ethnic BioCleansing In the Donbas? What are they Spraying?

Truth Bombs About Our Government From A Real Journalist, Lara Logan
George Webb, Investigative Reporter.  Ethnic BioCleansing In the Donbas? Kolomoisky? It could be true if the new documents captured by the Russians turn out to be authentic.

EXCLUSIVE: FBI Documents Uncovered that Tie Americans to “Neo-Nazi” Azov Battalion in Ukraine

 


George Soros is publicly coming out and saying Xi, Putin and Trump need to be stopped in order to save civilization. That’s rather rich from the man who is admitted trying to destroy civilization.

This is all the confirmation I need that Xi, Putin and Trump are in ongoing special operations to expose and prosecute the deep state. And based on the mass panic from the deep state, it appears we are directly over the target. The Ukrainian US biolab activity is the entry point to investigating all US biolab activity, and discovering C19 was created and released intentionally.

If I am Russia, there is one super easy way to solve this issue and force a neutral party investigation from the UN: Agree to cease fire, if the UN agrees to enact Articles 5 and 6 of the the International Biological Convention to investigate the allegations of biological weapon production by the US.

The US would be put between a rock and a hard place. If they accept, they know what the investigation will lead to, and those responsible are subject to capital punishment a la DEATH. If they don’t accept, then they are proving they have something to hide and are willing to let war continue.

Obviously the deep state do not care about innocent life, and not saying Putin is a saint in all this, but these labs are creating genome specific bioweapons designed to target and wipe out the Russian population. This is a direct threat to Russian National Security and dictates the proper response from Putin to protect his people from ANOTHER biological weapon of mass destruction. As if C19 wasn’t enough.

If Russia was creating genome specific DNA hunting bioweapons at our border, the US MIL would be raining hell the likes of which the world has never seen.

The ball is rolling. We are now on the offensive. Do not let up. All gas, no brakes.


Ex-military meteorologist acknowledges that they are spraying chemtrails live on main stream media. All of this is under the pretense of global warming. Dane Wigington has been sounding the alarm for years about Geoengineering, but has been labeled as a conspiracy theorist, a name used to label people to ensure others do not listen or pay attention. Dane said with each passing day the transformation of our world is accelerating, the human race is pushing our once thriving planet past the point of no return.

Today, all anyone has to do is go outside on most days and just look up. What many believe to be clouds or contrails, are Chemtrails or geoengineering sprayed by aircraft spread out nd block the sunlight, called Sunshade geoengineering. All of us, including the deniers, breathe the chemicals that are sprayed which seem to be continuous. All of this is under the pretense of global warming. It is not reported by mainstream media for a reason.

They do not want public uproar, but the meantime people are sicker today than ever before. According to the Global Burden of Disease study in 2013 there are only about 4 percent of people worldwide had no health problems while a third, about 2.3 billion people, had more than five health problems. Infectious diseases are spreading around the world faster than ever, says the World Health Organization, and new diseases are emerging at the unprecedented rate of one a year.

People are taking notice. Robert Lee, a concerned citizen and U.S. Marine veteran who owns and operates Rockingham Guns and Ammo wrote “Chemtrails: What are they spraying” in the Richmond County Daily Journal. Even the CIA Director John O.Brennan, talks openly about Geoengineering, at the Council Of Foreign Relations , 29th June 2016. There is an extensive list of geoengineering patents starting in 1891. Companies are making a business out of geoengineering and there is a long list.

Harvard scientists launched one of the largest research programs into “solar geoengineering,” a controversial technique involving the injection of aerosols into the stratosphere with the goal of cooling the planet and reversing climate change. Professor David Keith admits many thousands will die from Harvard Solar Geoengineering Program 2018. David Keith, on the Colbert Report, and on Ted Talk spreading the Geoengineering Conspiracy. Bill Gates backs climate scientists lobbying for large-scale geoengineering and the UK House of Commons Science and Technology Committee wrote a regulation for geoengineering in 2010. There are experiments with the HAARP Ionospheric Heater which is basically a particle beam, uses a high-energy beam of atomic or subatomic particles to damage the target by disrupting its atomic or molecular structure.

For those of you that are familiar with the Law of One, a spiritual event that occurred from 1981 to 1984, we are told “The energy used is that of the field of electromagnetic energy which polarizes the Earth sphere. The weaponry is of two basic kinds: that which is called by your peoples psychotronic and that which is called by your peoples particle beam. The amount of destruction which is contained in this technology is considerable and the weapons have been used in many cases to alter weather patterns and to enhance the vibratory change which engulfs your planet at this time” in Session 8.7. No one knew of the Experiments with the HAARP Ionospheric Heater in 1981. In session 8.27, also addresses unmanned crafts which we know as drones today. That information was not readily available to the public in 1981.

Geoengineering is being conducted based on the global warming conspiracy. It is a wonderful excuse for doing things that they want to do under the pretense of saving the planet. Even more dangerous are those with hidden political agenda. So lets review the facts.

This graph depicts changes in ice temperature during the last several glacial-interglacial cycles and comparison to changes in global ice volume. Over the past thousand years temperature changes have and did occur, a normal cycle for our planet.

The biggest questions concerning who we are, where we come from and where we are going have captivated scientists and mystics for centuries. Gregg Braden connects the missing links between science and spirituality to complete our understanding of humanity’s history, the origins of civilization and our interconnectedness with all things. Explore the deep truths of our origin, history, destiny and fate with Missing Links and truth about our warming planet.

Operation Mockingbird, CIA Control of the News; Tripled Jabbed most likely to Die; Russia found the Biolabs and now GMO Mosquitos

Operation Mockingbird was a secret campaign by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to influence media that started in the 1950’s and is in full force today.  Perhaps it  is time for the masses to wake up and apply critical and rational thinking to discover the truth. Perhaps one of the reasons many have difficulty understanding and comprehending  what is happening today is how we have been programmed since birth as  Dr. Bruce Lipton explains how we have been programmed since birth.

Through our culture, education, media, political and religious systems, we have been influenced what to think and believe.  It is an  integral part of who we are and have become.  There is a secret campaign by the United States Central Intelligence Agency that began in the 1950’s that continues today called Operation Mockingbird. Operation Mockingbird was created by the CIA in 1953, by CIA Director Allen Dulles who oversaw the media networks, which had major influence over 25 newspapers and wire agencies. Today it also includes mainstream and social media. Consider deep state has used the media to control the masses to cover up their horrendous crimes against humanity, including pedophilia by high ranking officials around the world.


“The triple vaccinated are most likely to die.” I do apologize, I don’t know the name of this doctor however he is sitting next to Dr. Ryan Cole, who has been warning of the growing cancer trend in injected victims.

Government of Canada confirms Fully Vaccinated account for 7 in every 10 Covid-19 Deaths over past month despite accounting for just 5 in every 10 Cases

Thomas Renz, attorney taking on the Covid Plandemic — says CMS data says in Texas that 90% of patients placed on the Ventilators DIED. Plus they get paid more by following this protocol.


Under Secretary Victoria Nuland discussing how the U.S. is working with Ukraine to prevent Russians from accessing their “research labs”.

BREAKING — Russia tells the US “we have found your biological weapons” “Their attempts, while spilling blood, to find biological and chemical weapons throughout the world. We have found your own products. We have found your biological material. As it turns out it was all happening in Ukraine.”

https://rumble.com/vwxfgf-russia-tells-the-us-we-have-found-your-biological-weapons.html

Ukraine Bio CounterAttack Coming? Kolo had better get some stealth drones from Poland, otherwise, normal drones will be shot out of the sky by S-400/S-500.

X22Report - YouTube.[DS] Bio Labs Revealed In Ukraine, Leverage > Panic, Old Guard Destruction

 


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Anything funded Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation should be seriously questioned

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Set to Be Released in California and Florida

By Katabella Roberts
March 9, 2022 Updated: March 9, 2022

Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes are set to be released in California and Florida in an effort to reduce the number of real, disease-carrying invasive mosquitoes.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday approved use of the genetically engineered insects in pilot projects in specific districts across both states.

The mosquitoes were made by UK-based biotechnology firm Oxitec, which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in an effort to combat insect-borne diseases such as dengue fever, yellow fever, and the Zika virus.

According to Oxitec, its “sustainable and targeted biological pest control technology does not harm beneficial insects like bees and butterflies and is proven to control the disease-transmitting Aedes aegypti mosquito, which has invaded communities in Florida, California, and other U.S. states.”

Since it was first detected in California in 2013, the Aedes aegypti mosquito has spread rapidly to more than 20 counties throughout the state, increasing the risk of mosquito-borne diseases being transmitted to humans.

Oxitec’s new technology consists of genetically-modified male mosquitoes, which do not bite, that will be released into the wild where they are expected to mate with females, which do bite.

In mating with them, they will pass on a lethal gene that will effectively ensure their offspring die before reaching maturity.

Environmental Protection officials approved two projects on Monday, one with the Delta Mosquito and Vector Control District (Delta MVCD) in California and one with the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District (FKMCD) in Florida.

The Florida pilot project will be a continuation of Oxitec’s partnership with the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District after its pilot project in the Keys in 2021.

“Given the growing health threat this mosquito poses across the U.S., we’re working to make this technology available and accessible,” Grey Frandsen, CEO of Oxitec, said. “These pilot programs, wherein we can demonstrate the technology’s effectiveness in different climate settings, will play an important role in doing so. We look forward to getting to work this year.”

The upcoming release of the modified insects will be the largest release in world history.

However, critics, including scientists, public health experts, and environmental groups, are concerned about what impacts releasing the generically altered mosquitoes could have on public health as well as the environment.

“This is a destructive move that is dangerous for public health,” Dana Perls, food and technology program manager with Friends of the Earth, an environmental advocacy organization, told USA Today.

Perls said her biggest concern was the lack of widespread, peer-reviewed scientific data regarding the generically modified insects and the potential risk they could bring.

“Once you release these mosquitoes into the environment, you cannot recall them,” she said. “This could, in fact, create problems that we don’t have already.”

Jaydee Hanson, policy director with the Center for Food Safety said the “experiment is unnecessary and even dangerous” while pointing to the lack of prominent tropical diseases in California.

“There are no locally acquired cases of dengue, yellow fever, chikungunya or Zika in California,” Hanson said. “Releasing billions of GE mosquitoes makes it likely that female GE mosquitoes will get out and create hybrid mosquitoes that are more virulent and aggressive.”

“Other public health strategies, including the use of Wolbachia infected mosquitoes, could better control the Aedes aegypti in California and Florida,” Hanson added.

The Epoch Times has contacted an Oxitec spokesperson for comment.

According to Quartz, areas including Malaysia, Brazil, the Cayman Islands, and Panama have seen their mosquito populations drop by as much as 90 percent after similar experiments were conducted.

Katabella Roberts is a reporter currently based in Turkey. She covers news and business for The Epoch Times, focusing primarily on the United States.
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