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This week's Transcript
Speaker 1: (00:07)
Now we're already gene edited products being sold. There's this oil that's being sold to restaurants, see this,
Speaker 2: (00:15)
And it's canola oil where they used genetic engineering to change it. And they're labeling it as non-GMO, because
Speaker 1: (00:27)
They're claiming that GMOs are only when you transfer genes between species, but they only edited the gene within the species. So it's not what we consider their definition is not what we consider. Correct. It's not what the European union considers correct. It doesn't, it's not what the official documents in the United States. Correct. But they're going to say, we're just going to call it non-GMO. So it's already on the market. Gene drives. How many people have heard of gene drives? Raise your hand. Gene drives only just about three of you. Normally, when you, when a mother and father produce offspring, the genes get divvied up so that half of your offspring get one trade and the other half get another trade. And then when the offspring marry and reproduce and produce kids, then the game, there's another dilution. It happens quicker with fruit flies. With gene drives you genetically engineer so that your gene ends up on both sides of your chromosomes. It ends up so that when you give birth, all of the offspring have the trait, but you also, they also have the genetic engineering mechanism in their genes, which does the same kind of genetic engineering in them, so that when they give birth, then their, all of their offspring had the trait and then all of their offspring of the trade. So instead of breaking it up, like it is on the, on the slide here, you can see that all of the offspring at the bottom have the, the inheritance of what you've created.
Speaker 1: (02:20)
I was at a conference in the UN conference on biodiversity, could they convention of biological diversity? And there was a group that was trying to push gene drives to wipe out rats from certain islands because they had, they were invasive species. So let's create the gene drives and kill all of the rats. Maybe they'll produce just sterile males or maybe just males. Now, how did the rats get there? And the holes of ships, if there was rats that were getting, the gene drive were ending up in holes of ships, then it end up on other places and other islands and other continents. And we could wipe out a species. What happens to the ecosystem or what happens to the ecosystem? If the gene drive mechanism transfers to another rodent or to another mammal or to a different species altogether, a different kingdom, or what happens if your genetic engineering changes and it doesn't do what it's supposed to do, like the mosquitoes didn't kill it all, but makes the animals somehow more aggressive or more dangerous.
Speaker 1: (03:35)
We're playing with nature in a way that is intentionally vast in time and space. And in a way that has a level of arrogance that surpasses what we could have even thought of before. This is a picture of a farm that has all the different plans that are currently being considered for gene drives from mosquitoes to corn, to trees, all these different things are there's groups that are considering how we can permanently alter nature and all the future species to better fit within our industrial agricultural model. This is the thinking. There's even people that have trying to have considered genetically engineering out the mothering instinct from cows and livestock, so that when you separate their children, they don't get upset. So instead of structuring agriculture or to fit nature, they're trying to redesign nature to fit industrial agriculture,
Speaker 3: (04:55)
Jeffrey Smith from protect nature. Now campaign. And I would like to ask you to please go to the link below and participate in our advocacy platform. If you're from United States, you enter your, your zip code and all of your elected officials, state local national show up with a pre-populated email message and then a tweet, and then a Facebook post, which is urging them, giving them information about a legislative report that we commissioned and authored that show that we have basically an existential threat. That's not being handled by regulations or laws, and that's genetically engineered microbes. We're at a time where virtually anyone can buy a do it yourself kit, or create a little home lab and genetically engineer, the microbiome, the algae, the fungus, the bacteria, the viruses release them outdoors and create permanent changes to the gene pool that are unpredictable and potentially catastrophic. And you have the laws and regulations completely look the other way.
Speaker 3: (06:00)
This is a detailed report for the elected officials saying, we need to update that because the technology has far outpaced the regulations. And this is the second or third of these campaigns getting information to elected officials. And what are we hearing? They are paying attention. We have some folks who are interested in supporting us. There's a way you can send information to media, there's media. That's interested. There's ways you can send stuff on your social media as well from this advocacy platform takes three to five minutes. And once you've done it once, it'll be very quick the next time and the next time and the next time, but this is mission critical, all living beings and all future generations are really depending on us to protect them and not allow the health and an ecosystem, critical microbiome from being corrupted. So please go to that page, enter your information and take the steps. If you can customize your messages, that's way better. And once you've entered that we will then contact you maybe in two, three weeks where they, another campaign we're going to make them even shorter. So in a minute, a minute and a half, you can do 50 to a hundred different actions at once. This is what we need to demonstrate social support to the elected officials who are already interested and to get new ones interested in onboard so we can make the changes that are required right now to protect us. Thanks so much.
Speaker 4: (07:42)
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