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william olkowski

ecologist, urban farmer, least toxic pest control, biological co,

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Forget this GE engineering as we need to learn more before using this technology so widely. Consider the Monsanto efforts with GMO crops.

All new tecknology is not safe and GE tecknology is not safe yet, maybe some day it will be but right now the push to make money dominates safety efforts and regulatory controls. The supersonic transport is a case in point and so is nuclear power. I am not a Luddite, but shooting genes into DNA molecules hoping for the best is like shooting with a machine gun into a crowd to kill one terrorist., The gene engineers know better but once the idea of stopping disease, etc. gains hold, caution is out the window. Genetic engineering is not precise as many believe, go deeper TED people and learn more before you make popular talks. Genetic pollution is forever. And GE projects pollute the Bioshpere, permanently. Caution is the better part of valor.

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    Feb 5 2013: http://academicsreview.org/reviewed-content/genetic-roulette/
    And before you start vilifying anyone David Tribe works for the second oldest state run university in Australia (University of Melbourne Est 1855) I doubt that his employer would risk 150 years of academic reputation by letting one of their professors publish work that wasn't of sufficient rigor.

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