Well, if the wholesale roll-out of experimental largely untested pharmaceutical gene-editing products across all (healthy!) populations and age-groups regardless of risk isn't enough to convince you, how about the uncontrolled roll-out of untested unregulated and unlabelled gene-edited flora and fauna (including food) all across the world for all manner of profitable purposes?
"Gene editing is cheap, easy, prone to side effects, poorly regulated and can permanently alter nature’s gene pool - a recipe for disaster"
This annoying video with its irritating tinkly muzak sets out the technical risks well enough, but the primary issues that concern me are:
a) Our freedom of choice to accept or reject such foods and products will be quickly (or immediately if labelling is not deemed necessary) reduced to virtually zero. You can eat anything you like but there will no longer be any original natural foods available.
The Politicians and Bankers and their ilk have been dining at our expense for decades. Just how that system has become as invisible (to the average Joe) and exponentially more dangerously (and likewise invisibly) close to implosion can be traced to its ever-increasing complexity.
Why is it a problem? Because those that run it have lost their sense of responsibility (or failed to nurture it). There was always another wheeze which could be invented to tide it over (whilst making bags of money before the implosion arrived), the problem being that such schemes invariably morphed into Ponzi schemes (even if not originally devised as such).
Egon von Greyerz (of Matterhorn Asset Management) brings us up to date.
"No banker, no company management or business owner ever has to take the loss personally if he makes...