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Why Genetically Engineer Trees?

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 Genetic engineering (GE) of our food supply amounts to a massive science experiment being performed on mankind, without consent or full disclosure. Although the biotech industry continues to claim GE products are safe, the truth is that no one knows what the long-term effects will be, because no one has done the necessary studies.

 The loudest proponents of GE are the ones who stand to profit the most, and they don't seem terribly concerned about the human or environmental costs.

 What do we know for certain? We know genetic engineering is riddled with unpredictable effects... so we should expect the unexpected.

 You may not realize that this reckless genetic experimentation is not limited to your food supply. Besides being used to create drugs and "Frankenfish," they've also created vaccine-containing bananas, goats that produce spider silk in their milk, venomous cabbage, chemotherapy chicken eggs, and even glow-in-the-dark cats.

 As creepy as some of these things are, the application that may have the greatest potential for global disaster are GE trees created to serve the desires of the paper industry.

 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.

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


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