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A little controversy, I think – 2 opposing articles on Genetically engineered trees. The first, from the Sierra Club. There were lots of others available, but they are well-spoken in their arguments; the second, reporting on the work being done to break down lingin (look it up) by researchers at the University of British Columbia and the U of Wisconsin-Madison. The scientists may be well-meaning, hoping their work will result in less pollution, but if they can manage to achieve their goals, then the paper/lumber industry will be replacing all the natural forests as fast as they can go with GMO trees, telling us it won’t make any difference. I can’t say I wish the researchers luck, but I think the outcome (on all levels) is inevitable, because big business, and rich people making more money for themselves, runs the world.

http://laurajmerrilltreetalker.com

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My blog gives another article from the Sierra Club about the Privatization of Genetic Wealth.

It may be past 1984, but it’s still a Brave New World, folks, and it ain’t goin’ away.

 

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