Outsmarting Nature?

Synthetic Biology and Climate Smart Agriculture

ETC Group and Heinrich Boell Stiftung
November 2015

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Many of the world’s largest agro-industrial corporations are pushing forward the poorly-defined idea of “Climate-Smart Agriculture”(CSA) to re-market industrial agriculture as ‘climate-ready’. This report uncovers how some advocates of CSA are embracing the extreme genetic engineering tools of synthetic biology (“Syn Bio”) to develop a set of false solutions to the climate crisis.

Filed in COP21 PARIS, False solutions, GMOs and SynBio