The New ( Sneaky ) GMO 2.0 Rush
Healthy Living GMO News
What Could Go Wrong? What You Should Know.
BY STACY MALKAN
A GMO by Any Other Name…
Synthetic biology, CRISPR, gene editing, gene silencing: These terms describe the new iteration of genetically engineered crops, food animals, and ingredients that companies are sneaking into products as fast as they can get away with it…
With the new genetic engineering methods—what some environmental groups call GMOs 2.0—companies are tampering with nature in new and possibly riskier ways. They can delete genes, turn genes on or off, or even create whole new DNA sequences on a computer. All these new techniques are GMOs in the way consumers and the U.S. Patent Office consider them to be—DNA is altered in labs in ways that can’t occur in nature, and used to make products that can be patented.”