Genetic engineering is being trumpeted as one of the greatest scientific developments in history. GE is not only revolutionizing agriculture but it is unlocking the secrets of life itself. Its proponents predict that it will cure diseases and feed the world. What does it mean when the natural world is replaced by laboratory experiments and corporations control the process?
Jeremy Rifkin is prominent in the movement examining the moral and scientific implications of Genetic Engineering. He is president of the Foundation on Economic Trends and author of Beyond Beef and The Biotech Century.