Note: This article mistakenly claimed Mila de Mier and Barbara Napoles drove to Washington D.C. However, the two women made the trip by plane. The piece has been updated to reflect the information.
A longtime opponent of genetically engineered mosquitoes was found dead in a Washington D.C. hotel as she prepared to present a petition with over 200,000 signatures to the EPA.
On Tuesday morning Mila de Mier—a 45-year-old activist from Key West, Florida who opposed the release of genetically engineered mosquitoes—was found dead in a swimming pool at a hotel in Washington D.C. De Meir was visiting D.C. to deliver a petition to the Environmental Protection Agency demanding the agency deny a permit for the release of genetically engineered mosquitoes in Florida and Texas.
The D.C. Fire Department says the reported incident happened at the Cambria Hotel & Suites Washington, D.C. Convention Center on 899 O Street, NW. They say they were called to the scene at around 9:35 a.m. Medical crews say they attempted to treat the victim but later pronounced her dead.
Fox5 in D.C. notes that the police report claims a witness found de Mier floating inside the rooftop pool and called 911. The Metropolitan Police Department in D.C. is investigating the exact circumstances of the drowning.
In the days preceding her death, Mila de Mier posted on her Facebook page about the fight against genetically engineered mosquitoes. “The time is now Please sign and share ! We are not guinea pigs,” she wrote. “Is time to set standards when it come to people and Biotecnology.”
Activist Post spoke with Barbara Napoles, a fellow activist and long-term friend of de Mier who accompanied her on the trip to Washington D.C., and one of the last people to see her alive. Napoles worked with de Mier for years as part of the Never Again Foundation, an organization that focused on a variety of environmental causes. Napoles explained that she and de Mier had worked on the GE mosquito issue for years and had previously made trips to the Food and Drug Administration in an attempt to express their concerns.
According to Napoles, de Mier called her on Thursday April 5 to announce her intention to fly from Florida to Washington D.C. to file her petition with the EPA. The two headed to Washington on Sunday and planned to deliver their petition on Tuesday morning. Around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday morning de Mier left Napoles to go for a quick swim at the hotel’s rooftop pool before heading to the EPA. This was the last time Napoles saw de Mier alive. Regarding the possibility of death by accidental drowning, Napoles said Mila de Mier was not known to be a weak swimmer and had swum with whale sharks in the past. Napoles said the two also had plans to go swim with dolphins in June.
“She wanted the people of Houston to have time to comment on the release of GE mosquitoes. She would want people to continue the fight,” Napoles stated. Napoles is referring to the potential upcoming release of GE mosquitoes in the Houston area. The mosquitoes to be released in Houston are created by Oxitec, the British biotechnology company responsible for the same mosquitoes de Mier was fighting in Key West.
Oxitec was involved in the controversial vote in the Florida Keys during the 2016 election. In that vote, residents of the Key Haven voted against the release of the mosquitoes in their community. However, shortly after, the trials were approved for a different location in the Keys. Despite the approval, opposition to the controversial project has not ceased. In late November 2016, Health News Florida reported that a coalition of groups, including the Center for Food Safety and the Florida Keys Environmental Coalition, have filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
In 2017 the Houston Chronicle reported that Oxitec is working on a deal with Harris County officials to release GE mosquitoes in the Houston area. Oxitec is attempting to sway Houston officials by stating that their product has a nearly 100% success rate. Gizmodo reported:
The company claims that trials in Brazil, Panama and the Cayman Islands have reduced mosquito populations by 90%, calling the success “an unprecedented level” of human control over nature. (The World Health Organization, for it’s [sic]part, has stated that while the technology “has demonstrated the ability to reduce the [mosquito] populations in small-scale field trials” there is still “an absence of data on epidemiological impact.”)
Activist Post will continue to follow the developments related to the release of GE mosquitoes, as well as any new developments regarding the death of Mila de Mier. We would like to offer our condolences to the family of Mila, as well as give thanks and appreciation to Mila de Mier herself for all of her tireless work to educate the people of Key West. She was supported and loved by many people who took inspiration from her efforts. Let us honor her memory by continuing her fight.
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If you don’t live there & think this doesn’t affect you think again. They will be in your back yard next.
Yup. And what is going on in CA will spread as well. We are indeed at war. Most people just don’t realize it.
So did the petitions make it to the EPA?
The petition MUST be delivered if it wasn’t. ” In Memory of”- Green Stein can manage this at least?
Some mention of Zika virus Not being know to cause encephalopathy, but Oxitec anti dengue test insects with the bogus found in swamp water naturally failsafe(tetracycline), work on these same pathways-could be added.
If you don’t think we are living in end times, you’re in for a rude awakening. Repent to Jesus, the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. Mila de Mier, may you rest in peace, Jesus will serve swift justice.
Why should those of fighting against evil repent? Why would God send the Savior and then watch has hundreds of millions are slaughtered…nothing is more cruel than false hope but it’s a good sales pitch.
In the eyes of the LORD we are all evil, what does it mean for evil to fight evil? What is your reference to what is evil and what is good? This is but a short life to live, and the true purpose of your life, Jesus has already revealed. What you think you may be fighting for could just be in vain for what our true purpose is. I encourage you to read the Gospel according to John and hope that you will repent of your ways so that you may also be separated from evil, because time is short. Only Jesus could bring justice to the world, especially at how bad it has become. It wouldn’t be surprising to find out that Mila de Mier is also a believer, and is now at peace in heaven with the LORD.
What an ungly lie. Why would a loving God think a baby evil?
This is the kind of evil that parades as religion.
Children are a blessing from the LORD and they are protected until they are old enough to be responsible for their own decisions, just as you are responsible for your decisions.
FAke answer: are we born with evil natures or not? At what age do we become evil if not born evil. Why did a loving God create us evil? Your answers are all presuming you ARE the Lord. You are not; you are just a brainwashed human being going around calling everyone evil. Pathetic.
Read Genesis to answer a few of your questions, God did not create us evil, God is pure. Evil is the absence of God, and if that is what you choose, then so be it. I am not the LORD, amen, but I tell you what the LORD has already told us. If you reject the truth, then you reject the Lord. I am just a messenger. Once again, you evaded all of my questions. Read the Bible and make the right choice. Time is short.
I have read Genesis and the history of how the actual Bible was written. The God of the Old Testament is a genocidal prick…..very evil. But the God of love of the New Testament is a very different image…………..
and how do you know that the Bible was not written by Satan as a trick. The only honest answer is YOU DON”T KNOW but you are too dishonest to admit that.
Time is eternal. The Bible is full of evil committed by your LORD, who is really just a figment of your imagination……Evil is doing harm to others…something God of the OT did over an over. Get your corrupt faith out of here…we are trying to bring clarity and truth to the discussion and nothing is more off the mark than your absolute and corrupt faith in an imagainary and evil God. You know no more of God than I do. And what I know is that there are many gods some evil some loving, but no loving God would ever make an evil human nature. Speak for yourself: you may need to repent but I am living an honest compasionate life, harming no living creatures, resisting the evils of war and exploitation. You are pretending to speak for the LORD….the most hypocritical sin of all.
If that is what you choose, it makes me sad, farewell dale.
I choose to live with compassion and not buy into the evil thought that we are born evil. I choose to believe that the God of the Old Testament is an evil murderer: the drownings in Genesis 6:7 killed an estimated 20 million millions being innocent children. That’s YOUR bible, dude! What should make you sad is the corruption of your absolute faith in an evil God who murders innocent children.
U’re seriously phuqed up !
Why religions were created in the first place. Control.
You are in for a rude ending…..I cannot honestly repent because I am living a life of unlimited compassion. My time will end but and our time will end but that is just an ego thing…lives go on. I hate when people like you claim to know for certain the most absurd propositions. As Eric Hoffer said in the True Believer: “Absolute faith corrupts absolutely.”
Here is my approach: live life fully, do the least harm, the most good, and when I go I will leave a better world for those who live on.
You evade all the questions that have been asked, you rely on your own heart for understanding. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” Your time here will end at the appropriate time, but do you know about the second death? If you do love a life of compassion, wouldn’t you prefer to live that life for eternity? Are you truly satisfied with the idea of losing your life? Every individual who does not believe in the LORD and His Son cannot leave this world in a better state than before. A non-believer quoting another non-believer shows the continuation of your sin. This isn’t a religion, this is simply the Truth. The LORD is calling you to believe, it is time to humble yourself and accept the Light into your heart, otherwise there will be much sorrow when you meet the LORD on judgement day.
Jesus never existed and will not be making any appearances on this issue but the biotech criminals do exist and they need to be nullified. People in the local areas of concern need to nullify the corporate charters of these corporate criminals by ordinance in their municipalities. Take direct action; repenting and prayer never stopped these types of corporations and crime but the pen is mightier than the biotech corps.
Jesus did exist – but creating a religion and many churches
after him is the insane part.
Guess we will all get to find out when we die? If the second death is true, and all evil suffers for eternity, your assessment will be wrong. Wait and see.
When we die, we will stop finding out anything, as the book closes.
You can wish, pray, pretend, hope that death is not death…………….but all evidence suggests it is.
You’d think after the Savior came, things would get better….maybe we were tricked! False prophet creates world religion, etc.
Right on. Well said Paul Panza. I am in complete compliance and concurrence.
Amazing how many activists have unfortunate accidents when they expose nefarious activities in high and low places.
Sad also, Robrage.
Sounds like she might have a attack of clintonitis
OXITEC GMO insects (OXT513A) contain a mammalian LETHAL GENE, which is composed of highly questionable ‘collection of gene’s’ whose sole function is to eliminate mammalian populations (that includes insects AND humans!), in dependence of very important
antibiotic, AND EMF fields, since the HSP70 gene, also present in the fluorescing flies, has that characteristics to be influenced by electromagnetic fields (Prof. Reba Goodman patents). Molecular genetics, developed and financed by Rockefeller Foundation since the last century, with the known goal of limiting human populations on our planet, is a very important tool for this current genocidal purpose. OXITEC’s own data indicate a ‘disadvantage of human exposure’ of their ‘new OXT513A product’, a drinking water contamination, a total disregard to natural predators of mosquitos, a total disregard to actual viral transfer by the GMO mosquitos, a stable population of the GMO’s carrying the Lethal gene for 60 generations (as far as it was tested..), longer life time of GMO mosquitos than normal ones, larger amount of eggs and larvae’s compared to normal ones, resistant to one of the most toxic insecticides Bendiocarb.
In addition, horizontal gene transfer to fish and other insects doesn’t seem to bother the GMO producer. It doesn’t mention who has the original gene library of NATURAL INSECTS, the library of ALL NATURAL GENES OF ALL SPECIES TO WHICH OXT513A can HORIZONTALLY TRANSFER their genes! This transfer is possible by bites of GMO female mosquitos, by contaminated saliva of male mosquitos, by soils and plants contaminated with dead matter of the GMO’s bodies.
Only by reading the patents, one can see, how lethal this ‘project’ is.
PLEASE, do not allow FOREIGN corporations to ruin entirely the left over natural life in YOUR COUNTRY.
Strangely I wrote this little summary, with few changes, on the 13th of apr 2016, and send it out to FDA, who requested public input related to their ‘decision’ about this ‘project’…
Yup. Agenda 21 baby! Primitive orthodoxy of sovereignty and hierarchy.
Agenda 21 is a voluntary set of proposals to end poverty,, liberate women, and protect the environment….the very essence of evil!
Every person in the employ of the US kakistocracy, directly or indirectly, and the British kakistocracy, are guilty of this crime. They are murderers. We, or most of us here on this platform, know about the use of frequencies as weapons. This could easily been done by satellite or tower.
By your logic, the slaves in our past were guilty of the crimes of the slave masters. If you deliver mail, you work for the same government that has killed hundreds of thousands of children in criminal wars……therefore you are guilty of murder? Collective guilt is an evil concept and shame on you for promoting such an evil concept.
I guess that may perhaps been too broad a stroke on my part. Passion and emotion can get the better of me, being human. Ok, many of the people employed within the kakistocracies are indeed guilty, but some may indeed be innocent, or just ignorant of the truths/facts/info. If one is in the employ of State, and what that one is doing is causing harm to thousands, or millions of people, than nascence or ignorance, or ‘just doing my job-following orders’ doesn’t cut it. IMO. Those whom are just workers, like you or I, I wouldn’t put into the same category, so I agree with you there. My net was indeed to wide and I was wrong. But there is a difference, and those in a profession it is their responsibility to know the facts and research and get the information. If not, and it is harming people, than that is criminal negligence.
I admire and respect you for taking a constructive criticism in good faith. I apologize for trying to shame you. Most who work for the state have no complicity in the crimes of the state, but those who do should be held accountable, impeached, prosecuted, locked up.
When we start holding leaders accountable, we will see an astonishing transformation to more ethical leadership: morality can be legislated in the sense that punishment can deter evil actions.
I came back to see that you still yearn to speak further with me. Show me more of that loving compassion of yours dale, do everyone but Christians deserve your compassion? What will you do at Judgement Day? Will you punch the LORD in His nose when He shows you your foolishness? Oh hypocrite, you are a non-believer, yet you have the audacity to tell me that I am speaking for the LORD, the same LORD that you do not believe? Humble yourself foolish one, REPENT TO JESUS FOR THE TIME IS SHORT, and read the Bible to understand what you do not understand, instead of twisting the message I have tried to share with you because you are so arrogant in your twisted heart. This may be the last time we speak, but remember my words clearly, and to all who read this, YOU WILL DIE THE SECOND DEATH IF YOU CONTINUE YOUR FOOLISH WAYS, the LORD and His people do NOT fear your kind, hurry and come join the family before it is too late. REPENT REPENT REPENT!
There is nothing more lacking in compassion than the idea that human nature is evil. Deep compassion assumes innocence.
I live a life of compassion, kindness to Mother Earth and all living creatures (I am vegan). I have nothing to repent for. Your assumption of evil is….well, speak for yourself. How cruel to call my way of compassion foolish. Judge not….and if you repent you may stop demanding that those of who live by the actual teachings of love and compassion need not repent but proceed to spread love and kindness. I urge you to stop with the judgements and stop condemning. You do not speak for the Lord….that is the worst sin of all!