“WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?
The release of genetically engineered (GE) microbes into the environment (deliberate or otherwise) is a direct threat right now to you and your family because it can elicit long-term, large-scale, and potentially irreversible changes to the environment, communities, and ecosystems. The current regulatory framework is wholly inadequate and outdated, lagging far behind the technology and the threat it brings.
In most countries, genetically engineered microbes can be released without meaningful government oversight. And despite the pandemic, scientists around the world continue to engineer pathogens that could prove devastating if they escaped.
It’s high time we learn our lessons and ACT NOW with the appropriate safeguards to prevent a disaster.
But here’s the good news.
It’s not too late and a solution is at hand.
With this new technology comes a new responsibility for humanity. Updated laws and informed policies can help protect us from the intentional release of engineered microbes as well as from any accidental release from facilities using and storing these microbes and pathogens.
The pandemic woke people up to the potential dangers of microbes and viruses–at the same time that genetic engineering became so cheap and easy (through gene editing) that virtually, anyone can genetically engineer and release microbes.
There has never been a better time to rally people and governments to safeguard our planet from potential catastrophes caused by engineered microorganisms.
The threat is real and it is already happening.
Help create the solution.
Please join us in this global endeavor. It’s easy – just sign your name to send a strong message to the US Administration, EU Parliament, European Commission, and key decision-makers around the world.”