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Lynd 27 (0:56)
Topic(s): Biofuels / Government
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Green Party and several key US environmental advocacy organizations now
actually have come out publicly being in favor of genetically engineered
microorganisms to make biofuels. And so there's a certain reaction,
"Ooh, genetically engineered. That's going to run afoul of
environmental interests." And I give my friends in the environmental
advocacy community credit for considering things on their merit. And their
position, I'm quite confident, at least the ones I speak to, they are
still extremely uncomfortable with genetically engineered plants in the field
(green photosynthetic plants). And many others would argue with them on that,
but that is their position at this point. But they have made the transition in
the last 5 years to be quite comfortable at this point with genetically
engineered microorganisms in fermenters, doing useful things like making
renewable fuels. So that's been an interesting story.
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