Biotechnology, Education

Arpad Pusztai and the Risks of Genetic Engineering

Fundamentally the science of genetic engineering is crap. One gene expressing
one protein is the basis of genetic engineering, but the Human Genome Project
discovered 23,000 genes, and there are 200,000 proteins in every cell. With this
discovery, genetic engineering should have disappeared into the dustbin, but the
biotechnology industry is so strong. Genetic engineering is a product driven
technology. If you have enough money to throw at it, you can do many things. But
the industry won’t waste money on safety assessment. …