Nature Canada

Video: A Primer on Genetic Engineering and Nature

This webinar provides a high-level update on the state of genetic engineering (GE) and its implications for our work as conservationists and environmentalists.

Mark Butler, Senior Advisor with Nature Canada, discusses the world’s first genetically engineered food animal (a GE Atlantic salmon) and the inevitability of additional GE animals being introduced and threatening their wild counterparts. He is joined by Dr. Mark Wells, a molecular biologist with EcoNexus in the UK, and Karen Wristen, ED of Living Oceans Society and Hugh Benevides, a lawyer advising Nature Canada on the reform of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA).

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