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The Green Revolution 3.0 - Chapter 1 - New Technologies: Genomic Editing and Genetic Drivers

The Green Revolution 3.0 - Chapter 1 - New Technologies: Genomic Editing and Genetic Drivers

The failure of the agribusiness technological package consisting of the direct sowing of transgenic seeds with massive applications of pesticides is categorical. None of the slogans that were raised to install it remains standing, and the image 20 years later is bleak.
Instead of recapitulating this model, it flees forward, developing increasingly aggressive technologies with the nature of which human beings are part. Through new genomic editing techniques such as CRISPR-CAS9, it has been possible to develop Genetic Drivers that are capable of altering the laws of inheritance, and therefore produce permanent modifications in ecosystems: introducing new species of insects, animals or plants in the boundless natural complexity; or directly driving entire species or populations to extinction.
The birth of this technology has stunned a large part of the scientific world as its damage capacity became evident, not only in natural and agricultural ecosystems, but also its potential use as a weapon of war.
Ultimately the debate is not just about a technology, but about a way of being in the world that is really putting the continuity of life in check.
On all these issues we spoke with Silvia Ribeiro from the ETC Group, perhaps the people who know the most about it in the world:
- Chapter 1: New Technologies - Genomic Editing and Genetic Drivers
- Chapter 2: The threat to biodiversity and Food Sovereignty
- Chap 3: What are we ultimately discussing? And what can the peoples do to confront them?


Video: Game Change CRISPRs Brave New World (July 2021).