*A question of consent: Exterminator mosquitoes in Burkina Faso", ETC group
Target Malaria, a research consortium funded largely by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Open Philanthropy Project, aims to introduce ’gene drive’ mosquitoes in Burkina Faso supposedly to eliminate malaria. Gene drives are new gene-editing tools that can force genetically engineered traits, including extinction traits, through entire populations of insects, plants, animals and other organisms. As a first stage in their experiment, Target Malaria will release 10 000 genetically engineered mosquitoes in two villages in Burkina Faso. The film, “A Question of Consent: Exterminator Mosquitoes in Burkina Faso” documents conversations with residents of the areas where Target Malaria is conducting tests, as well as opposition from civil society groups in the region.
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