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'Dazzle and Distract'

While defenders of organic have been (rightfully so) pushing back against GMO crops and the pesticides used to grow them, another, more sinister form of genetic engineering has been stealthily entering the food system.

The organic community is about to face a “buffet of temptations” from synthetic biology, said Alan Lewis in comments he made to the National Organic Coalition.

Lewis said this about synbio’s “reductionist solutions:”

“[They] have the power to dazzle and distract organic producers from their original principles and goals: nurture the existing natural system as a whole to grow nutritious food in ways that can continue forever.”

Lewis warns that the new synbio paradigm is “stealthy, massively complex, constantly innovating and wrapped in a global coordinated propaganda campaign to normalize it.”

Read ‘Wake-Up Call for Organic Advocates: Syn Bio Poses Greater Threat than Old-School GMOs’

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