Moratorium on gene drives

mechanical mosquitoWe subscribe and disseminate the petition for a Global Moratorium on Gene Drives, in view of the XII Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

 

Gene drives are a new tool that force genetically engineered traits through entire populations of insects, plants, animals and other organisms. This invasive technology represents a deliberate attempt to create a new form of genetic pollution. They may drive species to extinction and undermine sustainable and equitable food and agriculture.

 

Read the petition here

Read the report here

Read the press release here