La bioeconomía

The 'New Bioeconomy' describes the idea of a new industrial order that relies on biologically-based materials, technologies and 'services.' It is a term invented by the biotechnology industry but increasingly adopted by policymakers, technologists and global energy, forestry, agribusiness and chemical companies. They are now collaborating to construct this vision of a hi-tech, 'green' future using techniques such as synthetic biology and nanotechnology to transform living 'biomass' into fuels, chemicals and power. However, what is sold as a 'green' switch from fossil fuels to plant-based production is, in fact, a red-hot resource grab on the lands, livelihoods, knowledge and resources of the global South, where 86% of all biomass is located. The Bioeconomy is now threatening biodiversity, fueling land grabs and enabling new corporate claims on nature.

Ahora en castellano: Guía para los consumidores sobre biología sintética 4 Sep 2017
La tecnología de extinción genética, rechazada por científicos y ambientalistas 8 Sep 2016
Un Resumen del Grupo de Trabajo de la Sociedad Civil sobre Impulsores Genéticos 2 Sep 2016
Diseñando en laboratorio la vida y los sustentos 29 Oct 2014
La irresponsabilidad de esa industria tiene los días contados 20 Oct 2014
Grupos ambientalistas, de consumudores y de agricultores afirman que la biología sintética no es natural ni sustentable 2 Jun 2014