The Next GMO Biotech Wave: Extreme Synthetic Genetics. The Implications, The Ethics

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COUNCIL FOR RESPONSIBLE GENETICS – GENE WATCH

Synthetic biology is a nascent but rapidly growing field, worth over $1.6 billion in annual sales today and expected to grow to 10.8 billion by 2016.3 Many of the largest energy, chemical, forestry, pharmaceutical, food and agribusiness corporations are investing in synthetic biology research and development or establishing joint ventures, and a handful of products have already reached the cosmetic, food, and medical sectors with many others not far behind. Much of this focus is being placed on agriculture applications to become the next wave of GMOs – let’s call them synthetically modified organisms (SMOs)….

THE PERILS OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY

What’s different and possibly more hazardous about synthetic biology is that the DNA sequences and genes being used are increasingly different than those found in nature. While some of these developments sound promising, synthetic biology also has a dark side. If an SMO were to be released into the environment, either intentionally (say, as an agricultural crop) or unintentionally from a lab, they could have serious and irreversible impacts on the ecosystem. Synthetic organisms may become our next invasive organisms, finding an ecological niche, displacing wild populations and disrupting entire ecosystems.8 SMOs will lead to genetic pollution-as happens commonly with GMOs-and create synthetic genetic pollution which will be impossible to clean up or recall. Using genes synthesized on a computer instead of those originally found in nature also raises questions about human safety and the possibility that SMOs could become a new source of food allergens or toxins…

Biotechnology is already regulated poorly in the U.S., and SMOs will only push the boundaries of this antiquated regulatory system. For example, the U.S. Department of Agriculture regulates GMOs through plant pest laws, since most have been engineered through a plant virus. Synthetic biology opens up the possibility for SMOs to be created without plant viruses, meaning those crops may be completely unregulated by the USDA-or any agency.,, http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/GeneWatch/GeneWatchPage.aspx?pageId=458

 

Council for Responsible Genetics
THE STATE OF THE SCIENCE – GENE WATCH http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/GeneWatch/GeneWatchPage.aspx?pageId=464

 

UNDER SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY, LIFE WILL NOT BE A PRODUCT OF NATURE BUT OF A LAB AND IT WILL BE PATENTED AND PRIVATIZED http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2995205047/under-synthetic-biology-life-will-not-be-a-product-of-nature-but-of-a-lab-and-it-will-be-patented-and-privatized

 

 +++RE-ENGINEERING, RE-PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF – THE ETHICS, MORALS AND LEGALITY – http://sco.lt/6M35KD

 

WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS http://sco.lt/66LUbR

 

BIO RE-ENGINEERING NATURE: PEACH GENOME AND POPLARS, WILLOW TREES FOR PATENTED BIO FUEL CROPS http://sco.lt/6YSHqr

 

23 March, 2013 – Los Angeles Times

GENETIC MODIFICATION STRAINS OLD FOOD AND DRUG LAWS – HOW A FISH BECOMES A DRUG AND CORN A PEST  http://sco.lt/6vynBp

 

January 5, 2013 – The Guardian
+++INVITRO BURGERS: INSIDE THE MEAT LAB” – THE FUTURE OF FOOD  http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/jan/05/the-future-of-food

 

 

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May 5, 2012

+++OBAMA’S BIOECONOMY BLUEPRINT PROMOTES A GENETICALLY-ENGINEERED, SYNTHETIC BIOTECH FUTURE – Through THE NATIONAL BIOECONOMY BLUEPRINT the Obama administration is seeking to support genetic engineering as a main component of “American innovation and economic growth”… …. http://occupycorporatism.com/obamas-bioeconomy-promotes-a-genetically-engineered-future/

 

 

OBAMA DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  : FAST-TRACKING APPROVALS, WAIVING REGULATIONS AND LIABILITY http://sco.lt/7ouixN

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THE NEW BIOMASSTERS – SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE NEXT ASSAULT ON BIODIVERSITY AND LIVELIHOODS: ETC Group www.etcgroup.org/content/new-biomassters

 

28 March, 2013 – Nation of Change
+++BIO-DEMOCRACY OR CORPORATOCRACY: THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES http://www.nationofchange.org/biodemocracy-or-corporatocracy-food-fight-our-lives-1364483920http://ow.ly/jA9xQ

 

April 3, 2013 – IFEX

HOW THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY IS GAGGING THE SCIENCE AROUND GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD http://www.ifex.org/international/2013/04/04/seeds_of_dissent/

 

 

WATCH:

+++MONANTO FOOD WARS: GMO SEEDS AND ANIMALS Monsanto Food Wars: GMO Seeds and Animals http://sco.lt/7VzazJ

 

WATCH:

+++”GENETIC ROULETTE – THE GAMBLE OF OUR LIVES”  – YouTube 1:24:59  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrWRzxMUfDE

 

 

 

HOW BIOTECH CORPORATIONS AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE http://sco.lt/7OmezB

 

THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL – AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN HEALTH  http://www.panna.org/issues/pesticides-profit/chemical-cartel

 

>> WHY IS OUR FOOD BEING MADE AND MODIFIED BY THE WORLD’S LARGEST PESTICIDE MANUFACTURERS? http://gmo-awareness.com/all-about-gmos/gmo-defined/

 

THE GMO SEED CARTEL – HOW BIOTECHNOLOGY COMPANIES MONOPOLIZE GLOBAL SEED MARKETS AND THUS OUR FOOD http://sco.lt/5P9IyP

 

THE NEXT GENERATION OF GMOs COULD BE ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS – COULD HAVE ADVERSE HEALTH AFFECT FOR HUMAN  http://sco.lt/7ynjAP

 

 >>>>> USDA Blog » USDA’s BIOTECHNOLOGY FLIMSY DEREGULATION PROCESS  http://blogs.usda.gov/2011/06/28/usda%E2%80%99s-biotechnology-deregulation-process/ NO Independent Peer Reviewed Studies, NO studies on impact on human or ecosystems or animals who eat this re-engineered food either, NO Regulations for crop contamination.  WHO IS RUNNING THIS SHOW?

 

 

 

January 12, 2013 Science News

Science News Jan 12, 2013

BIOTECH IS RE-ENGINEERING, RE-PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF   http://www.sciencenews.org/view/feature/id/347263/description/Factory_of_Life

 

 

 

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