- Katharine Harborne
- United Kingdom
Clear Thinking on GM an biosynthesis Food Politics
This short TED talk challenges the idea that Genetic Modification and Biosynthesis are creating monsters out of plants. The truth is we’ve been genetically modifying plants for millennia, and now we can now do astonishingly good things at a deep molecular level - import, replace and even alter genes in a fundamental way. Plants genes are weird and are constantly modifying themselves genetically whether we get involved or not. I believe this is a time of great opportunity for science and technology, but the opportunities must be harnessed ethically and responsibly. I would love the opportunity to explain more in a longer TED Talk at the TED conference in 2013.
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