David Suzuki: GE trees pose environmental threats

The following is an edited excerpt.

Deforestation is already an enormous problem, and the last thing we need is to further stress our precious native forests and the flora and fauna that depend on them.

A documentary A Silent Forest: The Growing Threat, Genetically Engineered Trees  hosted by David Suzuki, an award-winning geneticist and author of 52 books, discusses how GE trees may adversely impact ecological systems on a grand scale, with potentially catastrophic effects.

As Dr. Suzuki explains, the problem with genetic engineering has to do with the fact that GE plants and animals are created using horizontal gene transfer (also called horizontal inheritance), as contrasted with vertical gene transfer, which is the mechanism in natural reproduction.

ADVERTISEMENT

Read the original article here:  GE Trees May Be Even More Damaging to the Environment than GE Foods

 

Outbreak Daily Digest
Biotech Facts & Fallacies
GLP Podcasts
Infographic: Here’s where GM crops are grown around the world today

Infographic: Here’s where GM crops are grown around the world today

Do you know where biotech crops are grown in the world? This updated ISAAA infographics show where biotech crops were ...
News on human & agricultural genetics and biotechnology delivered to your inbox.
glp menu logo outlined

Newsletter Subscription

* indicates required
Email Lists
Send this to a friend