Current Campaigns & Collaborations

Collaboration

A fines de abril de 2013, el Grupo ETC se enteró que tres biohackers de la muy libertaria Singularity University en California iniciaron un proyecto en la popular plataforma de financiamiento llamada Kickstarter. Es un plan para lograr la primera liberación al ambiente de un organismo producido en laboratorio mediante biología sintética -una planta arabidopsis fosforescente. El proyecto en Kickstarter prometió enviar a vuelta de correo más de 100 semillas a cualquiera en Estados Unidos que les donara $ 40 dólares en línea. A la fecha, más de 4 mil personas esperan recibir las semillas alteradas en laboratorio. Serían el primer resultado de la biología sintética que se libera al ambiente.
El Grupo ETC está organizando una contra-campaña para frenar este desastre biológico.

Collaboration

At the end of April 2013, ETC Group learned that three biohackers from Singularity University in California had mounted a project on the popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter. It was a plan to carry out the worlds first environmental release of an avowedly Synthetic Biology organism - a glow-in-the dark arabidopsis plant. Shockingly the 'Glowing Plants' kickstarter project promised to mail up to 100 bioengineered seeds to anyone from the United States who gave them $40 online . To date over 4000 people expect to receive syn bio seeds in the post. Even more shockingly they claim that the US Government had agreed not to regulate, assess or monitor this widespread random and nation-wide release of synthetic organisms.
ETC Group is now mounting a counter-kickstarter campaign: - the Kickstopper! Read how you can be part of it.

Collaboration

Hands Off Mother Earth (H.O.M.E) is a global campaign to defend our one precious home, Planet Earth, against the threat of geoengineering experiments.

The HOME campaign provides a common platform for organizations and individuals around the world to register their opposition to geoengineering experiments.  The campaign asserts that the seas, skies and soils of our home planet should not be used as a laboratory for these unjust and risky technological fixes.