The Center for Food Safety also raises issues over disrupting the food chain. Drastically altering the mosquito population could “deprive birds, bats and fish that feed on mosquitos of a major food source.” (13)
Releasing GE mosquitoes into the wild without proper safety testing seems to be short-sighted, especially when considering its potential impacts on the economy, our food supply and biological balance.
Let’s take bats, for example. This is one species that could be most directly impacted by tampering with mosquitoes in an unprecedented way. Taking away mosquitoes could cause already dwindling bat populations to plummet, which inevitably will impact humans (and potentially food prices) in a negative way.Genetically Modified Mosquitoes: Are They Even Safe? – Dr. Axe