Safeguarding Biological Evolution from GMOs 2.0

The moment we’ve been waiting for is finally here. The trailer for Don’t Let The Gene Out of The Bottle is available NOW!

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IRT’s Founder Jeffrey Smith narrates our timely short film. This groundbreaking work exposes the shocking and world-altering effects of genetic engineering. The film features expert testimony and cameos from experts in the field such as Dr. Elaine Ingham, Dr. Jonathan Latham, Clair Robinson, and Jim Thomas.

Protect Nature Now’s mission is to raise public awareness, generate political urgency around regulations, and build global opposition to the release of genetically modified microbes. Our efforts will lead to a moratorium on this work, comprehensive risk analysis, and binding international policies to protect nature’s gene pool.

Problem:
Unprecedented Threat to Nature’s Gene Pool

Genetic engineering techniques have become so inexpensive, we can easily and permanently reorder the code of life, irreversibly altering wild populations of any organism that contains DNA.

We face the unprecedented threat of the widespread corruption and replacement of nature’s gene pool. In the U.S., gene-edited organisms can be released into the environment without any assessments.

GENETICALLY MODIFIED ECOSYSTEMS

A farm will be able to order custom engineered insects, seeds, soil microbiomes, and pesticide sprays.

GENE DRIVE

A new gene is forced through future generations of an entire species, changing its DNA and even wiping it out.

INSECTS THAT DELIVER VIRUSES

The U.S. Department of Defense is developing insects with viruses that infect and alter plants.

AI MEETS BIOTECH

Biotech driven by artificial intelligence will create more and invasive changes on a massive scale.

  • All these efforts are prone to calamitous and uncontrollable side effects.

Solution:
Our Protect Nature Now Campaign

With the pandemic, the world is now acutely aware of how a single virus – a microbe – can wreak havoc.

Unlike GMO crops, which are well established in many countries, GE (Genetically Engineered) microbes have not been widely deployed yet. Our Protect Nature Now campaign will initially focus on containing GE microbes—and we stand ready to address other emerging threats as they arise.

Governments and civil society are largely unaware and wholly unprepared to manage the threat of these and other next generation applications known as GMO 2.0.

To learn more about Protect Nature Now please click here.

GMO 2.0

GMO 2.0 refers to the new genetic modification techniques that allow corporations to create GMOs more cheaply, easily, and quickly than ever before. They can tamper with nature by editing genes, changing species and creating entirely new DNA sequences. The results of these risky and unregulated processes are wildly unpredictable.

Keeping the Gene in the Bottle

Our short film Don’t Let the Gene Out of the Bottle will serve as a focal point for coalition building, public education, and recruitment of advocates. This will launch our initial grassroots actions to pass laws and resolutions at the local and state levels and to use these campaigns to educate the public and media about this issue.

To learn more about Don’t Let the Gene Out of the Bottle please click here.

JOIN the movement NOW

The decisions we make now determine whether future generations inherit the offspring of billions of years of evolution, or the products of unregulated laboratory techniques that pose unknown dangers.

The existential threat posed by the mass release of GMOs demands that humanity looks at itself and nature through a new lens. As our technologies widen in their impact, so too must our awareness and care. We must consciously and carefully steward the evolution of all living beings through future generations.

We hope that you join us in Protecting Nature Now. Your contribution is vital to our success. With your support, we will be able to control this global threat.

Your PROTECT NATURE NOW Resources

Genetic Engineering
is Fraught with
Dangerous Side Effects

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Genetically Engineered Microorganisms are Particularly Dangerous

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Biotech Advocates Misrepresent Gene Editing as Safe

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Lack of Adequate Regulations Endanger Our Health and Environment

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Nature’s Gene Pool is At Risk

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Gene Drives Can Alter or Wipe Out Entire Species

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RNAi: RNA Interference Can Reprogram Gene Expression

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Synthetic Biology Uses GMO Microorganisms as Factories, with Serious Risks

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Media Coverage

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