Environmental activist Dana Perls, of Friends of the Earth US, denounced in Montreal Canada that the “gene drive” is a new genetic engineering extinction technology, which could permanently alter entire generations and populations of species.}

For this reason, Friends of the Earth International is calling for a moratorium on the release of gene drives in the framework of the session held in Montreal of the SBSTTA (Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.

To deepen on synthetic biology, the gene drive, the lobby by corporations and governments and the UN negotiations on these issues, Real World Radio interviewed Dana Perls. The activist also highlighted the need to respect the right to free, prior and informed consultation of local communities.

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