Canadian AgCan expert, Dr. Thierry Vrain on the gene revolution and future of agriculture — TEDxVIDEO

No 781 Posted by fw, June 18, 2013

Following up on a May 7, 2013 post — Former Ag-Can research scientist warns against genetically engineered food — authored by Dr. Thierry Vrain,  on May 23, 2013, in Courtenay, B.C., Dr. Vrain delivered a TEDxComoxValley talk en titled The Gene Revolution, The Future of Agriculture.

To watch a 17:39-minute video of Dr. Vrain’s address at this event, click on the following linked title.

The Gene Revolution, The Future of Agriculture, video address by Dr. Thierry Vrain, TEDxCommoxValley, May 23, 2013

Alternatively, watch this embedded version of Dr. Vrain’s talk published June 7, 2013 by TEDxTalks, on You Tube –

Thierry Vrain retired 10 years ago after a long career as a soil biologist and ended head of a department of molecular biology running his own research program to engineer nematode resistance genes in crops. In his retirement career as a gardener he learned five or six years ago how the soil ecosystem really functions and have been preaching ever since. He finds himself with a good knowledge of genetic engineering technologies surrounded by people in fear of being hurt by the food they eat. He found that he cannot ignore them anymore and has joined the campaign to educate consumers about the potential health problems reported in the recent scientific literature.