Gene Drives: The Scientific Case for a Complete and Perpetual Ban

Several of the new technologies mentioned in this report are being used in the genetic engineering of trees such as the American chestnut. This article from Independent Science News gives a thorough explanation of the potential dangers and… Read More

30 Environmental Leaders say ‘No!’ to Gene Drives in Conservation

  Genetic “Extinction” Technology Rejected by International Group of Scientists, Conservationists and Environmental Advocates via www.synbiowatch.org OAHU, HAWAI’I — As thousands of government representatives and conservationists convene in Oahu this week for the 2016 World Conservation Congress, international conservation and environmental… Read More

Biodiversity, GMOs, Gene Drives and the Militarized Mind

Originally published on CommonDreams.org By Vandana Shiva   “Amaranth, Amaranto, love-lies-bleeding, tassel flower, Joseph’s coat, or ramdana (gods own grain) is the grain of well-being,” Shiva writes. (Photo: Elizabeth Weller/flickr/cc) A recent report from the National Academy of Science of… Read More

CRISPR, Gene-editing and Mutation Breeding: Questions and Answers

For a detailed list of critiques, articles and reports addressing the potential dangers and risks of these emerging GE technologies, please click here Via Greenpeace Q: What is gene-editing? A: Gene-editing covers a range of new laboratory techniques… Read More

Counterpunch Runs Article on GE American Chestnut as Trojan Horse

The GE American Chestnut: Restoration of a Beloved Species or Trojan Horse for Tree Biotechnology? Counterpunch, 14 June 2019 by RACHEL SMOLKER – ANNE PETERMANN About a century ago the American chestnut tree was attacked by the introduced… Read More

The Ecologist on Risks of GE American Chestnuts

This article was the Editor’s pick in The Ecologist. Tree biotech and the American chestnut The American chestnut is being used as a PR tool for winning over public opinion on the use of biotechnology as a ‘tool… Read More

GJEP & Biofuelwatch Published in Earth Island Journal on Risks of GE Chestnuts

GE American Chestnut — Restoration of a Beloved Species or Trojan Horse for Tree Biotechnology? Biotech industry hopes that getting genetically engineered chestnut approved for conservation planting will soften public opposition to transgenic trees.   Earth Island Journal,… Read More

NEW: Risks of GE American Chestnut in Independent Science News

The GE American Chestnut – Restoration of a Beloved Species or Trojan Horse for Tree Biotechnology? Independent Science News, 11 June 2019: by Rachel Smolker, Ph.D. (Biofuelwatch) and Anne Petermann (Global Justice Ecology Project) About a century ago… Read More

WATCH – A Question of Consent: Exterminator Mosquitoes in Burkina Faso

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… Read More

Permanently Changing a Species: What Could Go Wrong?

No commercial or environmental release of gene drives, says Friends of the Earth   Originally published at Medium by Friends of the Earth The National Academies of Sciences released a new report today, which calls for robust safety… Read More